8 Arrested By RCSO In Drug Bust

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Deputies and detectives responding to a possible heroin overdose call discovered illegal drugs and six people living in squalid conditions Tuesday at 103 Fall Creek Drive, a sheriff’s narcotics supervisor said.

One person at the home was taken to St. Thomas Rutherford for a possible heroin overdose while eight people inside the house were charged with possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana while seven of the eight were charged with maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling narcotics, said Narcotics Lt. Jason Mathis.

Sheriff’s officers have responded to the home 84 times since 2010 and twice this year for possible heroin overdoses, he said.

While searching the house, detectives recovered the heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana, Mathis said.

Mary Frances Jones, 60, her daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Jones, 21, Igor Fedorchuk, Richard Lyman Cole, 54, Stephanie Danielle Vickers, 25, Jesse Laine Martin, 25, and Elizabeth Ann Herren, 24, and Shakendray Roshawn Holder, 21, were all charged with possessing the illegal drugs. Only Holder was not charged with maintaining a dwelling for selling narcotics. Herren was charged with criminal impersonation and two warrants for failing to appear in court.

Squalid living conditions inside the home prompted the detectives to notify the Rutherford County Building Codes who posted a warning on the door staying no one can enter the unsafe house due to “substandard living conditions” with no water, electricity and smoke detectors. The notice stated, “not fit for human habitation.”

Mathis obtained a subpoena showing the electricity was turned off Feb. 21. There was no running water with human waste overflowing in the toilets and bathrooms.

All of the residents were told not to re-enter the home.

“This is a prime example of what drugs are doing to our community,” Mathis said. “We believe this house is maintained to use or consume narcotics rather than a dwelling.”

Once released on a cash bond of $100, Fedorchuk allegedly went to the house and kicked in the door, the lieutenant said. Fedorchuk was charged with aggravated burglary and theft.

Hearings for the suspects are set May 3 in General Sessions Court.

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