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Church Hill police seize three ounces of 'ice' from Piney Flats man

Jeff Bobo • Sep 1, 2019 at 2:30 PM

CHURCH HILL  — Police allegedly seized three ounces of meth, a dozen debit cards in different people’s names, and two counterfeit $100 bills from a Piney Flats man who was located Monday afternoon behind a Church Hill gas station.

Around 12:29 p.m., Church Hill Police Department Officer Joshua Sawyer responded to a woman at Food City who was wishing to make a suspicious person complaint.

Sawyer stated in his report that the woman reported giving a man later identified as Dylan Wade Conkin a ride to the Marathon Station at the intersection of South Central Avenue and Highway 11-W.

“(The woman) stated that the male was acting strange, and she was wanting an officer to check on him,” Sawyer stated in his report. “As I was patrolling the area, I came across a white adult male matching the description (the woman) gave me standing behind the Marathon on S. Central Avenue.”

Initially the man allegedly gave a false name and date of birth, but a computer check revealed no background for that name.

Conkin, 24, 888 Muddy Creek Road, Piney Flats, then reportedly gave his real name and date of birth, at which time Sawyer determined that Conkin had an outstanding arrest warrant pending in Sullivan County.

Sawyer then arrested Conkin and upon conducting a search allegedly located a dozen debit cards, two counterfeit $100 bills, and a large over-the-counter pain relief pill bottle.

CHPD Chief Chad Moseby told the Times News that three ounces of the potent “ice” form of meth, with a street value of approximately $8,400, was found in the pill bottle.

Conkin was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, criminal impersonation and criminal simulation.

Conkin was arraigned Wednesday in Sessions Court, and his preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 9.

As of Thursday, Conkin remained held in the Hawkins County Jail on $75,000 with a hold on him from Sullivan County as well.

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