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Two convicted felons arrested on Johnson City drug charges

Staff Report • Sep 27, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Two Johnson City men previously convicted in violent crimes were arrested Thursday in an undercover police drug operation.

Moses “Lucky” Ballard, 28, 1504 King Springs Road, was charged with two counts of selling crack cocaine after detectives twice bought crack from him, police said in a news release.

His alleged accomplice in one of the sales, Lomark “Boi Black” Cameron, 25, 816 E. Unaka Ave., was charged with one count of selling crack cocaine.

Ballard and Cameron jailed in the Washington County Detention Center. Ballard's bond was $20,000. Cameron's bond was $10,000. Both were scheduled for arraignment today.

Ballard was released from jail in January after a judge granted him probation in a plea deal in the Feb. 2, 2011, shooting of Michael Gaitor at Big G's nightclub. He had been charged with attempted first-degree murder, but he entered an Alford plea to an aggravated assault charge with an eight-year sentence in October. He was ordered to spend five years on supervised probation and 10 years of unsupervised probation, having spent almost two years in jail awaiting trial.

Having been out of jail for less than four months, Ballard was arrested again in May on a domestic assault charge involving his fiancee.

The state's Felony Offender Registry lists him as being on probation through Sept. 24, 2014.

Cameron was one of four people arrested in May 2009 on aggravated robbery charges after a woman told police she had been robbed at gunpoint in her car. He pleaded guilty the following November and was sentenced to six years in prison. The state's Felony Offender Registry lists him as being on probation through Nov. 20, 2032.

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