Three individuals, including LaFollette’s vice mayor,were indicted, turned themselves in, and posted bond on Wednesday evening. Joe Bolinger, the vice mayor, Jennifer Brown, and Jimmy Ivey were indicted in connection with the raid on the Pop Shop several weeks ago.
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, 8th Judicial Drug Task Force, and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation all presented evidence to the Grand Jury who then returned a True Bill on the three. Then indictment was 80 counts long (and will be available in a separate article).
Ivey has the majority of the charges with 77. Ivey was charged with 69 counts of theft under $1,000, 5 counts of fraudulent receipt of food assistance, one count of criminal conspiracy, and one count of conspiracy to sell marijuana.
Brown faces one count of criminal conspiracy and 5 counts of fraudulent receipt of food assistance.
Bolinger was charged with one count of criminal conspiracy and 4 counts of fraudulent receipt of food assistance.
Shortly after then indictments were handed down they all turned themselves in and then were released on bond. Ivey is free on a $10,000 secured bond. Bolinger and Brown are both free on a $2,500 cash bond.
As he is innocent until proven guilty Bolinger remains in hos elected office in LaFollette.