EPD: Man sold drugs to undercover officer

10:12 am | January 10, 2014

Joshua David Hitechew

A Carter County man was taken into custody after an Elizabethton Police Department official said he sold drugs to an undercover officer.

On Thursday, the EPD’s Special Response Team arrested Joshua David Hitechew, 28, after executing a search warrant on the residence at 514 Allen Ave.

In a press release, Capt. Joy Markland said the arrest followed “numerous complaints regarding suspicious activity,” specifically, “the sale of drugs or narcotics.”

During the investigation, Markland said on Jan. 4, an undercover officer went to the house and bought an unspecified Schedule III narcotic. Afterward, the search warrant was issued.

When the SRT entered the house on Thursday, Markland said they found Hitechew and another man inside, along with “various types of drug paraphernalia.”

While the other man was not charged, Hitechew was arrested and charged with sale of a Schedule III controlled substance. He is being held on a $5,000 bond in the Carter County Detention Center.

The EPD is continuing its investigation into the charges surrounding the arrest.

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