Two charged in federal drug raid at W. Knox condo
Hayes Hickman Knoxville News Sentinel USA TODAY NETWORK - TENNESSEE
Two Knoxville men are facing felony charges after a raid by federal authorities seized more than 10,000 Xanax pills, 8 pounds of marijuana and other assorted pot products at a West Knoxville condo, according to court records.
Isaiah D. Weatherspoon, 22, was arrested after a joint investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Postal Service intercepted a package containing 2,744 Xanax pills, arrest warrants state.
Weatherspoon signed for the package at his home at 3707 Gunnison Way on Monday. A subsequent search of the condo uncovered the larger stash of Xanax and pot, along with 8 bottles of Paramethazine/ Codeine, hash, marijuana edibles, marijuana wax and oil, a bag of what was believed to be Adderall, a loaded Glock 42 handgun and an unspecified amount of cash, the warrants read.
“Mr. Weatherspoon admitted to having the marijuana shipped from California and would pay $800 a pound and sell it for $1,600 a pound, and the Xanax was shipped from another supplier,” the warrants state. A second man in the condo, Christopher Landon Allen, also 22, was found with a backpack containing another unspecified amount of cash.
“Mr. Allen stated he had sold a pound of marijuana that belonged to Mr. Weatherspoon and he was transporting the money from the drug sales to Mr. Weatherspoon,” according to the warrants.
Knox County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers searched Allen’s apartment at 901 Riverside Forest Way later Monday afternoon to find another 2 pounds of pot and more cash, the warrants read.
Weatherspoon is charged with four counts of felony drug possession, possession of a firearm with intent to go armed and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Allen faces one count of felony drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both men remained free on bond Wednesday pending an arraignment May 22.