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16 Arrested In Putnam County For Numerous Drug Related Charges

Sixteen people were arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Thursday as a part of the drug operation, “Putnam Promise.”

Sheriff Eddie Farris said the bust surrounded meth, heroin and fentanyl and is the result of months of work by multiple agencies.

“It has turned out to be a good day for us,” Farris said. “Putnam Promise is something we started out in 2014 when I first became sheriff here in Putnam County. We will continue to be very relentless and determined on drug activity.”

Farris said majority of the people arrested are from the community. Farris said eight of which were already in custody at the Putnam County jail when served with the indictment.

“It’s just another group that we have been investigating and following leads and other techniques in order to try and keep Putnam County a good place to live,” Farris said.

During the arrest, drugs were discovered and seized as well as cash, drug paraphernalia and other items commonly used in the illegal sale of narcotics. Farris said a total of 35 indictments were granted by the grand jury. Farris said law enforcement officials continue work to arrest the remaining suspects.

“I am very proud of the sheriff’s office drug unit,” Farris said. “We have some really good individuals there that are skillful that are determined and work with the District Attorney’s Office along with these other agencies to produce this type of work leading to these arrests,” Farris said.

According to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, these are the individuals charged and arrested.

Sara Lameasa Underwood, 39-years-old, charged with meth manufacture, delivery, sale, and possession X2. Bond is $40,000. Dawn Kayla Smithson, 34-years-old, charged with meth manufacturing, deliver, sale and four counts of possession with intent. Bond is $50,000.
Patrick Floyd, 57-years-old, charged with meth manufacturing, deliver, sale and possession with intent. Bond is $40,000. Gregory Wayne Parrish, 56-years-old, charged with meth possession or casual exchange. Bond is $20,000.
Stephanie Hurst, 39-years-old, charged with meth manufacture, deliver, sale and possession with intent < 1⁄2 grams X2. $30,000 is bond. Hurst had additional charges of meth manufacture, deliver, sale, possession with intent, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia and activities. Bond $20,000.
Eric Christophe Day, 30-years-old, charged with schedule 1 drugs, manufacture, delivery, sale and possession x2. Larry Lewis Ford, 51-years-old, charged with schedule II drugs, manufacture, delivery, sell and possession x4. Bond is $40,000.
Edward Eugene Davis, 59-years-old, charged with schedule II drugs, manufacture, delivery and sell. Bond is $20,000.
The following subjects were already in jail on similar charges when served with the pick-up indictments.
Aaron Arthur Antes, 38-years-old, charged with manufacture, delivery, sell of controlled substance. Bond is $400,000. Additional charges for Antes include meth manufacture, delivery, sell, and possession with Intent < 1⁄2 gram. Bond is $200,000. Total Bond $600,000. (Ten prior arrests)
Adam Edward Cashion, 33-years-old, charged with meth manufacture, deliver, sell or possess. Bond is $50,000. (six prior arrests). Donny Ray Jones, 30-years-old, charged with meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with Intent <1/2 gram x4. $45,000 is bond.
Tabitha Ann Williams charged with meth manufacture, deliver, sale and possession with intent x2. Amanda Kay Randolph, 29-years-old, charged with meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with intent x2. Bond is $35,000.
Samuel Blake Hunter, 26-years-old, charged with meth. James Paris Goff, 24-years-old, charged with schedule 1 drugs, manufacture, delivery, sell and possession. Allen Wayne Adams, 31-years-old, charged with meth manufacture. Bond is $50,000.

Deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Cookeville Police Department, the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, along with other assisting agencies including the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), and the Tennessee Department of Corrections, Tennessee Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshalls, and U.S. Homeland Security participated in the investigation.

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