Sunday, the Mount Carmel Police Department responded to 420 Bay St. on a complaint of possible trespassers at an unoccupied home, and the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist.
When officers arrived, they made contact with Glenn Adam Hilliard, 36, Kingsport, and Rhonda Evelyn Simpson, 34, Kingsport, both of whom were in a vehicle outside the residence.
Hilliard stated he had permission from the home owner to be at the residence.
The HCSO said the owner of the house, Dustin Keith Overbay, has been confirmed as a high ranking member of the Kingsport branch of the Vice Lords crime organization.
It was determined that Hilliard had an active arrest warrant for
violation of probation out of Sullivan County, and was detained.
During a search of the vehicle that Hilliard was driving, officers allegedly located approximately 1.2 pounds of meth and a semiautomatic pistol.
The investigation revealed that Hilliard had a previous felony conviction for aggravated burglary and Simpson had a previous felony conviction for conspiracy to distribute meth.
The HCSO Narcotics Unit was then requested to assist, and a search warrant was obtained for the residence.
During the search of the residence an additional 1.6 pounds of meth was located along with 341 gabapentin capsules (Schedule 5), 36 alprazalam tablets (Schedule 4), 179 oxycodone tablets (Schedule 2), 20 tablets identified as MDMA, also known as Ecstasy (Schedule 1), approximately 5 grams of cocaine (Schedule 2), approximately 1 ounce of marijuana, baggies, and scales.
Hilliard and Simpson were each charged with Possession of Meth with Intent to Deliver; Possession of Schedule 1 with Intent to Deliver; Possession of Schedule 2 with Intent to Deliver; Possession of Schedule 4 with Intent to Deliver; Possession of Schedule 5 with Intent to Deliver.
They were both arraigned Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court and their bond was set at $75,000. as of Tuesday both remained held in the Hawkins County Jail with their preliminary hearings are set for May 6.
Two years ago Overbay was arrested at that residence in possession of an assault rifle, two pistols, a large amount of ammunition, marijuana, pills and meth.
In September of last year Overbay was sentenced in Hawkins County Criminal Court to 12 years of community corrections under the condition that he complete a long term drug rehab program.
Since February Overbay has been wanted by the HCSO for violating the terms of his community corrections.