After a six month investigation by the 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Bradley County Sheriffs Office and the Cleveland Police Department produced several arrests.

Law enforcement made the following arrests after meeting to focus on dealing with the influx of highly addictive illegally obtained prescription medication that was being brought to Cleveland through a pipeline of individuals from Detroit, Michigan.

The arrests that were made:

  • 29-year-old Lawrence R. Wisgins for Possession of Schedule ll (Oxymorphone)-Resale
  • 20-year-old Rav A. McSwain for Possession of Schedule ll (Oxycodone)-Resale
  • 26-year-old Christopher R. Trimble for Possession of Schedule ll (Oxymorphone)-Resale
  • 22-year-old Eric N. Browder for Possession of Schedule ll (Oxymorphone)- Resale, Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm during Commission of Felony, Possession Drug Paraphernalia and Theft Over 5500 (Firearm) X2
  • 24-year-old Diontae M. Presslev for Possession of Schedule ll (Oxymorphone)-Resale
  • 30-year-old Reginald R. Coleman for Fugitive from Justice-Service of 1't Degree Murder Warrant
Outstanding warrants are currently on file for Vernall Lee for Possession of Schedule ll

(Oxymorphone)-Resale, Reggie Cobbs, the  brother of Terance R. Bass, on unrelated charges of Domestic Assault and Failure to Appear on misdemeanor and felony charges.

Law Enforcement seized over S17,000 in U.S. Currency, 458 Oxymorphone and Oxycodone pills, and five firearms,two handguns of which were stolen from citizens in the Cleveland City/Bradley County area.

This investigation is on-going, as we anticipate more arrests to be made. 

Anyone with information regarding any of these individuals or know the whereabouts of Vernall Lee is urged to call the Drug Task Force Tip Line 423-336-9996.