BRIAN ADAM EVANS
KINGSPORT — A Kingsport man who police say was looking to sell a few pills received an unpleasant surprise this week when a prospective client he allegedly called turned out to be a Sullivan County narcotics detective.
Brian Adam Evans, 32, Cranshaw Drive, Kingsport, was arrested Thursday by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office on charges of sale/delivery of Schedule III narcotics, driving on a revoked license and violation of probation as a result of the alleged phone call and drug deal.
SCSO Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart said a member of the sheriff’s office’s Vice and Narcotics Unit initially received a call from Evans on New Year’s Eve. Earhart said Evans was apparently unaware he was taking to a member of law enforcement when he made the call.
Evans reportedly told the detective that he was looking through numbers on his phone when he came across the number and called it. Evans allegedly went on to tell the detective that he had drugs he needed to sell.
At that point, Earhart said Evans arranged to meet the detective on Thursday afternoon. Earhart said Evans showed up to the meeting spot and sold several Suboxone pills to the officers. Following the exchange, Earhart said the officers identified themselves as law enforcement and took Evans into custody.