Heroin, meth seized from alleged Kingsport drug dealer

Rain Smith • Aug 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM

BLOUNTVILLE — A continuing investigation of narcotics trafficking in Sullivan County has netted a large stash of drugs, a Cadillac and nearly $10,000 in cash.

Records say the items were seized Wednesday morning from David Michael Stallard, 24, Scotland Avenue, Kingsport. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit had reportedly tabbed Stallard as a person of interest, then learned he was driving on a suspended license.

According to an incident report at the Kingsport Police Department, SCSO personnel spotted Stallard driving on North Eastman Road. A stop was conducted, and a KPD K-9 was requested at the scene.

After the K-9 allegedly alerted to drugs in the vehicle, a 2005 Cadillac STS, the SCSO conducted a search. That reportedly turned up nearly 5 ounces of meth, more than an ounce of heroin, and 14 grams of marijuana. Police say glass pipes and $9,132 — suspected to be proceeds from drug sales — were also located. All of the items and the vehicle were subsequently confiscated by the SCSO.

Stallard was arrested and charged with promotion of meth manufacturing, possession of Schedule II drugs for resale, possession of Schedule III drugs for resale, possession of Schedule VI drugs for resale, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license. On Thursday morning, he remained jailed and awaiting arraignment.

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