On November 7th 2018, around 6:30 AM, The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a narcotics search warrant on a houseboat located at Powell Valley Marina, the residence of Jefferson Scott Hassler (41) and Connie Lynn Hassler (53). Sheriff’s Office Investigators have recently investigated complaints of the sale of narcotics in the Powell Valley area of Campbell County, which led them to execute a narcotics search warrant on the waters of Norris Lake. Investigators conducted several undercover methamphetamine purchases from different individuals in the area prior to the execution of this search warrant.

Sheriff’s Office Investigators collected evidence such as several digital scales for weighing narcotics and countless items used to package methamphetamine for resale, along with other paraphernalia. Sheriff Goins stated, “To enforce drug crimes, you have to adapt to what criminals are doing. This investigation led us to the water, so that’s where we were this morning.” The is an ongoing investigation and will continue. Individuals involved will be facing several charges including multiple counts of sale and delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.