From WATE: A McMinn County man is facing drug and weapons charges after a multiple week long drug task force investigation into believed methamphe
From WATE: A McMinn County man is facing drug and weapons charges after a multiple week long drug task force investigation into believed methamphetamine and fentanyl dealing, according to McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy.
Guys office shared on Saturday that the case has been under investigation over the past few weeks and focused on a suspect believed to be dealing methamphetamine and fentanyl. The investigation led to a search warrant that was conducted on Wednesday.
McMinn County Sheriff’s Office deputies and 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force agents searched a trailer camper on County Road 660 near Etowah where they made contact with the suspect, identified as Kendall Mooney.
During their search, Guy said detectives and agents found significant quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and other drugs, which were seized, as well as several firearms. Guy explained that Mooney is a convicted felon with a length criminal history, making the possession of those firearms a crime.
Mooney was arrested on charges of possession of fentanyl fore resale, possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, simple possession of cocaine, and simple possession of alprazolam. He was taken to the McMinn County Jail where he was held on a $108,000 bond.
Guy also shared that fentanyl and associated opioid overdoses are a problem that is affecting McMinn County citizens and families.
“Illegal opioids and fentanyl are killing and injuring people every week,” said Sheriff Guy. “Our officers want to bring awareness to this problem and take these drug dealers off the street through focusing on the suppression of these crimes.”