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Tuesday, January 01, 2019 03:00 PM

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Lenoir City "Drug House" Shut Down By Local Police

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. - The Lenoir City Police Department, along with District Attorney Russell Johnson, said they had shut down a "known drug house" in Lenoir City Thursday.

The house, located at 527 West 2nd Avenue, was boarded up, and the owner was given a court date of June 1.

Police said that during the past several months, the house was being monitored by law enforcement. During that time, police said multiple overdose calls and stabbings were reported at the residence. At one point, a juvenile was removed from the house.

Police said heroin, needles and pills have been repeatedly recovered from the house.

When police arrived at the house on Thursday, one person was found inside, but officials said that person would not be facing charges.

The property was deemed uninhabitable because no utilities were hooked up to it. Several cats, which police said were fine and healthy, were also found roaming the property.