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Update: Lafollette Councilman, ex-CCSO employee named in Campbell indictments

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office says that the former Vice Mayor and a senior member of the Lafollette City Council was arrested as part of a drug roundup on Wednesday and charged with selling and delivering drugs.
74-year-old Hansford Hatmaker was arrested during a drug round-up Wednesday and charged with two counts of selling and delivering narcotics. Hatmaker was booked on a $10,000 bond. Hatmaker is a third-term member of the LaFollette City Council and has previously served as the city’s vice mayor. City officials said Wednesday that he will remain on the Council pending the outcome of the criminal case against him.
The arrest came after an investigation by the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force.
A former Campbell County Sheriff’s Office employee was also reportedly among 50 people named in indictments handed down this week by the Campbell County grand jury.
Glenn Nelson, the former Campbell County Sheriff’s Office litter enforcement officer, was also arrested Wednesday. Nelson was accused of trading pills for sexual favors from a female inmate while on the job. He was fired in June when the investigation began.
Arrests were expected to continue throughout Wednesday in connection to the drug roundup in Campbell County.
Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins said the indictments were obtained after tips from concerned citizens along with their intelligence and the help of the District Attorney’s 8th Judicial Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. Tennessee Highway Patrol, LaFollette Police Department, Caryville Police Department, Jacksboro Police Department and the Jellico Police Department also helped with the investigation and round-up.

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