February 19th , 2014 10:12 am Leave a comment

Watauga raid results in two arrests

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Carter County law enforcement officials say an eight-month undercover investigation led to two arrests and the removal of guns, vehicles, cash and prescription pills from a Watauga home Tuesday.

Ignacio Chacon

Ignacio Chacon

Photo by Brandon Hicks Two people, including Ignacio Chacon Jr., 45, left, were arrested on Tuesday after law enforcement officials searched a home at 236 Old Watauga Road. Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said the search resulted in the confiscation of prescription pills, cash and guns. Also arrested was Kasey Barnett, 22, 201 Spindale Drive, Elizabethton. Chacon was charged with multiple counts of selling Schedule II, III and IV narcotics and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold. Barnett was charged with possession of a Schedule VI narcotic for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Two people, including Ignacio Chacon Jr., 45, left, were arrested on Tuesday after law enforcement officials searched a home at 236 Old Watauga Road. Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said the search resulted in the confiscation of prescription pills, cash and guns. Also arrested was Kasey Barnett, 22, 201 Spindale Drive, Elizabethton. Chacon was charged with multiple counts of selling Schedule II, III and IV narcotics and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold. Barnett was charged with possession of a Schedule VI narcotic for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said Ignacio Chacon Jr., 41, and Kasey Barnett, 22, 201 Spindale Drive, Elizabethton, were arrested when law enforcement executed a search warrant on Chacon’s home.

The sheriff said two vehicles, an AR-15 rifle, several hundred dollars, a large coin collection and prescription medications were removed from Chacon’s residence located at 236 Old Watauga Road.

“We are sorting through all of those things right now,” Mathes said Tuesday morning. “This is a pill-mill-related type of case. We’re just trying to shut it down.”

Within the past few years, the so-called pill mills have drawn considerable publicity, and media reports suggest that Florida and Texas are associated with them the most.

According to Florida’s Office of Drug Control, pill mills are defined as an establishment that routinely dispenses controlled substances outside of the scope of medical standards.

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