A Maryville man has been charged with selling crack cocaine after a warrant search on Monday at his home on Old Reservoir Road.
Joseph Durward Watson II, 35, was charged with three courts of possession of a Schedule II drug with intent to sell, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a Schedule VI drug and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance sales.
“He was released today on bonds totaling $120,000, pending a court date on May 20 at 9 a.m.,” Blount County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Marian O’Briant said.
According to reports, U.S. Marshals Service Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force members were attempting to serve Watson with three drug warrants early Monday when they found him attempting to flush marijuana down the toilet.
Members of the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force assisted in locating about two pounds of marijuana inside the home, resulting in new charges.
A 53-year-old Howard Jones Road resident also faces drug charges after task force members found more than $3,000 in cash and a quarter ounce of heroin in his home while executing a warrant after searching another site on Unaka Road.
Lloyd Henry Grimes Jr. was charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance for resale, two counts of delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used or sold, failure to appear and violation of probation.
He was being held in the Blount County Correctional Facility Tuesday on more than $101,000 in combined bonds pending a 9 a.m. hearing May 22 in Blount County General Sessions Court.