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7 arrested in Greene Co. bath salts round up; 4 more from burglary investigation

April 22nd, 2014 10:40 am by Staff Report

7 arrested in Greene Co. bath salts round up; 4 more from burglary investigation

GREENEVILLE — Eleven people were arrested in a Greene County roundup related to drugs and a burglary between Saturday and Monday, Sheriff Steve Burns announced Tuesday.

Deputies had found stolen property valued at approximately $1,000 and seized illegal drug proceeds of approximately $1,000 in cash since Saturday morning.

Seven of the 11 were arrested on charges involving the synthetic drug known as “bath salts." Two others were charged with a residential burglary, and two more were served with outstanding warrants during the course of the burglary investigation.

Those charged in the bath salts roundup were:

  • Michael Buchanan Jr., 38, Limestone
  • Eric Hinkle,  31, Chuckey
  • Ricky Tarleton, 43, Greeneville
  • Tosha Franklin, 32, Greeneville
  • Sharon Dale, 46, Greeneville
  • Brett Garland, 18, Johnson City
  • Crystal McInturff, 30, Bulls Gap.
  • Aggravated burglary charges were placed against Brandon Weeks, 20, Bulls Gap, and Brant Hurst, 19, Greeneville. Outstanding warrants were served on Jason Cutshall, 35, Mosheim, and Rachel Murr, 36, Mosheim. 

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