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Multi-Agency investigation leads to the seizure of over 15 pounds of meth and 150 grams of fentanyl

Cory Paradis – Courtesy MCSD

A joint investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of Cary Paradis for possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

During the investigation, it was learned that Paradis picked up a large amount of meth in Atlanta, and intended to deliver over one pound of it to Guild, TN. When Paradis arrived in Guild, he was intercepted and arrested by several law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement then went and conducted a search of a hotel room that Paradis had rented and located an additional 14 pounds of meth along with 5 ounces of fentanyl.

Paradis, a four-time convicted drug felon, appeared before Marion County General Sessions Judge Mark Raines and a bond of $500,000 was set.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and Jasper Police Department also provided assistance with the investigation.

Photo Courtesy MCSD

According to Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett, “This joint investigation has helped to shut down a major supplier of methamphetamine that was supplying large amounts of methamphetamine to Marion and Sequatchie Counties which was coming straight from Mexican Drug Cartels.”

Sheriff Barnett recently met with the United States Senator Marsha Blackburn where this case was discussed. Sheriff Burnett stressed to Senator Blackburn the need for the federal government to act in order to cut off the flow of drugs coming from the southern border.

Information & Photos from Press Release by Marion Co Sheriff’s Office