Alleged Fentanyl Dealers Arrested After Chase Through Knoxville

Alleged Fentanyl Dealers Arrested After Chase Through Knoxville Info
Two suspects from Detroit were arrested Wednesday in Knoxville on drug charges after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Marty “Diego” Maurice Vaughn, 28, and Sara Renee-Monique Horn, 26, were accused of selling “large quantities of fentanyl and other drugs” from a home on Jersey Avenue in Knoxville, the TBI said in a statement.

“Numerous drugs and guns” were seized from the home, according to the statement.

The arrests came after Knox County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over Vaughn, leading to a police chase down Middlebrook Pike during which Vaughn struck multiple vehicles, the TBI said. Horn was taken into custody at the home, where officers found methamphetamine, ecstasy, guns and cash.

Both suspects face drug charges including possession of Schedule I and II drugs for resale, sale and delivery of Schedule II drugs, and maintaining a dwelling for drug use. Vaughn also faces multiple charges related to the chase, including 13 counts of aggravated assault, according to an arrest report.

The arrests were part of “313 Initiative,” a joint law enforcement operation targeting drug trafficking from Detroit to East Tennessee, the TBI said.

The block of Jersey Avenue where the suspects lived has been the site of previous incidents, including the arrest of a wanted suspect from New York last January and an armed suspect following a disturbance in May.

The TBI, 5th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol participated in the investigation and arrests.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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