3 Arrested In Drug Bust In Ringgold

Thursday, January 16, 2014

According to Sheriff Gary Sisk, on Wednesday, Catoosa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 313 Blevins Drive, Ringgold, in an attempt to locate a wanted fugitive from Tennessee. Upon arrival, deputies found evidence that people and narcotics were located in the residence. Deputies then secured a search warrant for the residence.

When deputies executed the search warrant, the wanted fugitive was found hiding along with two additional adults and one small child. Investigators then conducted a search of the residence and found multiple prescription pills for resale, marijuana for resale, tools for the consumption and distribution of narcotics and over $800 in cash.  Deputies then found an additional two pounds of “high-grade” marijuana hidden in a drop ceiling inside the residence. The total street value of the narcotics is approximately $10,000. During the search, evidence was found that the individuals were trying to flush the drugs down the toilet prior to law enforcements entry.

Deputies made the following arrests:

1.      Cvong Kim Mang, 23

2.      Michael Mang, 18

3.      Kori Lynea Konrad, 21

All three individuals reside at 313 Blevins Drive, Ringgold. The three individuals were each charged with possession of Schedule II (Endocet), possession of Schedule II (Oxycodone), possession of Schedule III (Hydrocodone), possession of Marijuana over 1 ounce, possession of Schedule II & III with intent to distribute, and possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute. Kim Mang also has a hold for Tennessee authorities. 


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