The Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Tennessee Department of Corrections’ Special Investigations & Criminal Apprehension Unit this morning in the apprehension of Pamela Dover, 53, of Russellville. At around 6am this morning deputies descended upon Mrs. Dover’s home located on Three Springs Rd. Mrs. Dover was charged by the TDOC for Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility for mailing Suboxone strips that were hidden in letters she sent to her son. Her son is an inmate at the Whiteville Correctional Facility. Mrs. Dover was arrested without incident and immediately transported to a facility in Memphis.
The State of Tennessee, Department of Financial Institutions has placed an emergency Cease and Desist Order upon James F. Drinnon and his business, Money Man Pawn. The Cease and Desist Order states that, “James Floyd Drinnon, LSM Auto Buyers, and Money Man Pawn, LLC, have violated and continue to violate the Tennessee Title Pledge Act and that extraordinary circumstances require immediate action in this matter.” The Cease and Desist Order comes on the heels of the recent arrest of Mr. Drinnon for 117 counts of Violation of the Pawn Brokers Act (TCA code 45-06-209) on July 9, 2014. Mr. Drinnon is expected to be in court on August 12, 2014 at 1 pm to answer for the charges. Money Man Pawn is expected to stay open. However, with the Cease and Desist order they will not be permitted to conduct any business that involves property that has a title. The full 22-page Cease and Desist document is available on the Department of Financial Institutions’ website.