KNOXVILLE – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Sevier County Street Crimes Task Force and the 4th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office has led to the indictment of two individuals in connection with selling marijuana.
TBI Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division along with the Sevier County Street Crimes Task Force began the investigation in May 2015. The Sevier County Street Crimes Task Force is comprised of detectives and officers from the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, Sevierville Police Department, Pigeon Forge Police Department and the Gatlinburg Police Department. During the investigation, it was discovered that Randy Alan McClure and Jeannie Sue Howard were selling a large amount of marijuana, some of which was sold within a school zone.
On July 5th, the Sevier County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Randy McClure, 47, of Pigeon Forge, with six counts of Sale and Delivery of Marijuana and two counts of Conspiracy to Distribute 10 Pounds or more of Marijuana. He was arrested today and is being held in the Sevier County Jail on a $75,000 bond. Jeannie Howard, 50, of Sevierville, was indicted on two counts of Conspiracy to Distribute 10 Pounds or more of Marijuana. She was also arrested today and upon being booked into the Sevier County Jail, will be released under the conditions of a previously posted bond on unrelated charges.