KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Investigation into Drug Complaint Nets Arrest and Seized Pills (Reissued with Address Correction)

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Investigation into Drug Complaint Nets Arrest and Seized Pills (Reissued with Address Correction)
DATE: August 5, 2015
CASE #: 15-016783
GENERAL NARRATIVE
This news release has been updated with the correct address for the incident and the suspect.

On August 4, 2015 at approximately 2:00 PM, Officers of the Kingsport Police Department’s Directed Patrol and Vice Units responded to Cloud Apartments #18, located at 1111 Robertson Street in Kingsport, in reference to a complaint of ongoing drug activity. Upon arrival the officers made contact with the resident, Jason J. Johnson, who consented to a search of his apartment.

During the subsequent search, officers located a quantity of yellow pills believed to be Hydrocodone and an assortment of legend drugs. A supply of empty Suboxone packaging was also located in the apartment. Mr. Johnson acknowledged unlawfully consuming the Suboxone intravenously. Also seized during the search was approximately $600 in cash which was believed to be proceeds from past drug transactions.

Mr. Johnson was arrested and transported to the Kingsport City Jail. He is charged with:

1) Possession of a Schedule II Drug (Hydrocodone) for Resale

2) Possession of a Legend Drug (3 counts)

3) Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

4) Maintaining a Dwelling where Drugs are Used, Stored, Distributed, or Manufactured

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jason J. Johnson
Age Date of Birth 2/28/1976

39 Years of Age

Gender/Race Male/White
Residency 1111 Robertson Street

Cloud Apartments #18

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule II Drug (Hydrocodone) for Resale

2) Possession of a Legend Drug (3 counts)

3) Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

4) Maintaining a Dwelling where Drugs are Used, Stored, Distributed, or Manufactured

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit