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CCSO SWAT Team executes warrant in Jellico

Friday, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 219 High Street in Jellico, the residence of 30-year-old Joseph Lee Johnson.   According to a press release, Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted an investigation into Johnson for allegedly selling illegal narcotics and prescription medication. Investigators conducted several undercover investigations, purchasing narcotics from this residence prior to the execution of the search warrant, according to Friday’s release.

Investigators reported finding “quantities of illegal narcotics” inside of the residence and other paraphernalia that was used in the facilitation of the sale of narcotics. J

Johnson will be facing charges of the sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance in a drug free school zone, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was arrested Friday and charged with assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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