The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was busy on Thursday, conducting two raids before lunchtime.
The first raid was carried out shortly before 9:30 am at a home on Glade Springs Road in LaFollette, where investigators say that several “controlled buys” of meth had taken place at the home from a man identified as 51-year-old Lawrence Hill. Hill was not home at the time of the raid, but a man identified as James Norris was found hiding under the front porch of the home and was taken into custody on charges including resiting arrest. Hill, once located, will face felony drug charges.
The second raid of the moprning occurred about two hours later at a home on Long Hollow Road. This time, SWAT team members were joined by agents from the 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and resulted in the seizure of what were described as misdemeanor amounts of both Schedule III and VI narcotics, as well as a felony amount of meth with an estimated street value of $1600.
Charges in that case will likely be sent to the grand jury.