COVINGTON, Tenn – On March 15th and 16th, 2016, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint operation, “Urine Trouble.. Again”, with the Tennessee Department of Corrections, Shelby County Multi-Agency Gang Unit and Federal Agencies to conduct compliance checks for individuals that are currently on probation or parole. The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Reserve Deputy and Corrections Divisions, K9 Units from the Sheriff’s Office and TDOC, Sheriff’s Office and TDOC Special Operations members, and personnel with E911 Dispatch Communications assisted throughout the operations. The Multi- Agency Gang Unit includes personnel from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Memphis Police Department.
During the two (2) day operation approximately 50 agents, probation officers and deputies checked 69 individuals to assure they were following the rules and regulations that were condition of their release from Prison.
Teams went throughout Tipton County and confirmed 27 were in compliance and made 11 arrests. The Tennessee Department of Corrections probation officers are continuing to investigate 15 individuals which have pending violations and located during the operation. Some of these individuals are on probation through Community Corrections. There were 16 individuals that could not be verified or located during the sweep.
During the operation teams recovered marijuana, cocaine, ammunition, electronic devices, and drug paraphernalia. The individuals on probation and parole, as a part of their monitoring, submitted to urine drug screens during the operation. Any positive drug screen are reported to the Courts as a possible violation.
Arrested during the operation were:
Montavo Terry, 21, 368 Keeling Road Stanton, TN – Simple Possession of Marijuana
Christopher Pitt, 39, 4809 Campground Road Munford, TN – Violation of Probation
Bernard Campbell, 38, 95 Lucy Street Mason, TN – Violation of Parole, Simple Possession of
Marijuana, two counts of Failure to Pay Child Support warrants from Fayette County
Corey Gamble, 28, 816 Jackson Street Covington, TN – Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia
Elliott Poe, 35, 306 Virginia Street Covington, TN – Possession of Schedule IV with Intent to Sell,
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Evidence, Absconding from Probation warrant
John Smith, 21, 507 W. Robin Circle Covington, TN – Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
Lakedrian Chaney, 20, 1340 Tabernacle Road Covington, TN – Identity Theft (warrant)
Regina Winchester, 55, 4996 Edith Nankipoo Road Rupley, TN – TennCare Fraud (warrant)
Peter Rodgers, 45, 5540 Munford-Gilt Edge Road Brighton, TN – Violation of the Sex Offender Act
Fredrick Mason, 32, 449 Azalea Street Covington, TN – Failure to Appear warrant from Shelby
Jefforey Harris, 29, 1752 St. Paul Road in Mason, TN – Possession of Schedule II, Possession of Schedule IV
with Intent to Sell, Simple Possession of Marijuana
Those arrested are slated to appear in Tipton County General Sessions Court on 25 March 2016 at 9:30 AM.
This article originally appeared as a press release from Tipton County Sheriff's Office.