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Middlesboro/Tazewell drug dealers indicted on federal level

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

From The Citizen Tribune -

Tony Allen Stamper - 2018 Bell County arrest

A Tazewell Tennessee man, formerly of Middlesboro Kentucky, who allegedly was holding a pound of crystal meth and $16,000 in suspected drug-sales proceeds when law enforcement officials raided his Welch Drive residence in December, has graduated to the federal court system, according to court documents.

A grand jury indicted 39 year old Tony Allen Stamper, with conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of meth, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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His codefendant, 37 year old Holli Lynn Houston of Middlesboro was indicted distributing meth and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.

Houston’s felony-possession charge stems from a Jan. 7 incident.

She was arrested on outstanding warrants when Claiborne County officials executed the search warrant at Stamper’s home the previous month, according to court documents.

Evidence seized from Houston on January 7, 2019

Stamper and Houston have yet to make their initial appearances in U.S. District Court in Knoxville.

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