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Kingsport police: 'Glorified crack house' yields 6 arrests, bath salts, Rx drugs

Rain Smith • Jan 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

On Tuesday police searched a Kingsport residence they'd had their eyes on for several months, with investigators saying their efforts yielded a "glorified crack house" peddling bath salts and prescription drugs from out of state.

The alleged results of their search: Six arrests and the seizure of $1,400 in cash, synthetic drugs, pills, Suboxone strips, handguns and ammo. Three pit bulls were also located in the home, one of which was deemed violent and had to be removed by animal control.

Kingsport Police Department Vice Det. Nathan Elliott says individuals have reported suspicious activity at the residence, 1207 Camelia Ave., multiple times a week over the past several months, including excessive pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Over that time police have reportedly conducted surveillance on the home, stopping several visitors for traffic violations and allegedly discovering drugs in their possession.

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