KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Vice Detectives Execute Search Warrant and Seize Subutex/Arrest Resident

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Vice Detectives Execute Search Warrant and Seize Subutex/Arrest Resident
DATE: August 27, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On August 26, 2014 at approximately 11:00 PM, Kingsport Police Vice Detectives, with assistance from K.P.D. Patrol Officers, executed a search warrant at the residence of Jennifer N. Christian, located at 1310 Willow Street in Kingsport. This residence lies in close proximity to Borden Park.

As a result of the search, approximately 50 individual Subutex pills, with an approximate street value of $2,000, were seized. Detectives uncovered evidence to substantiate that Ms. Christian was selling these pills, which she had obtained via her TennCare benefits. A quantity of marijuana and assorted unlawful drug paraphernalia were also located inside the residence. $170 in currency, believed to be profits from the illegal sale of narcotics, was seized pursuant to Tennessee Department of Safety guidelines.

Ms. Christian was arrested and charged with:

1) Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Subutex) for Resale within 1,000 Feet of a Municipal Park (Borden Park)

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

4) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Sold

She was transported to the Kingsport City Jail where she will remain, pending arraignment.

This investigation is ongoing. Due to the suspicion of TennCare fraud on the part of Ms. Christian, it will be conducted cooperatively with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jennifer N. Christian
Age Date of Birth 6/2/1983

31 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 1310 Willow Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Subutex) for Resale within 1,000 Feet of a Municipal Park (Borden Park)

2) Simple Possession of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana)

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

4) Maintaining a Dwelling Where Narcotics are Sold

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit