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Police say Georgia meth connection busted in Scott County sting

Staff report • Aug 28, 2019 at 1:10 PM

GATE CITY — Police report that a “major” distributor of methamphetamine in the region was among three people arrested during a sting in Scott County.

According to information released by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, vice investigators learned that Calvin Lee Allen, 22, would be delivering an ounce of meth from his hometown of Atlanta. Authorities arranged for an undercover informant to make a drug buy from Allen at the State Line gas station in Weber City.

At approximately 4:20 Tuesday afternoon, Allen arrived at the convenience store in a Toyota Camry containing two additional people. Once the drugs and money were exchanged, according to police, the car pulled away, and deputies conducted a traffic stop.

SCSO K-9 Apache reportedly alerted to narcotics in the vehicle, and officers conducted a search. They allegedly located five additional grams of meth, scales, numerous syringes and the money from the drug deal.

Allen was arrested and charged with selling or distributing more than 10 grams of meth. A press release from the SCSO calls Allen “a major distributor of methamphetamine from Atlanta, Georgia, to Tennessee and Virginia.”

The Toyota’s other occupants were jailed on the same charges. The two have been identified as Tonya Hammonds, 48, Kingsport, and Robert B. Sams Jr., 56, also of Kingsport. All three are now held in the Duffield regional jail.

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