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Anthony Ladarin Ward Arrested by HCSO Narcotics & Special Investigations


Hamilton County, TN – On November 22, 2022, detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Special Investigations Unit (NSI) received information regarding a subject wanted by the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges. Acting on the information received, HCSO NSI personnel located and arrested Anthony Ladarin Ward on an outstanding fugitive warrant. During this operation, probable cause was developed that showed Ward was involved in the distribution of narcotics in Hamilton County.

Members of the HCSO NSI Unit, with the assistance of personnel in the HCSO Criminal Investigative Services, secured a search warrant on Ward’s residence at 6601 Riggins Avenue. The search revealed approximately (95) grams of Fentanyl, Marijuana, Hydrocodone, drug paraphernalia and $9,836 in US Currency. The narcotics and money were seized in accordance with Tennessee state law.

“The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to pursuing those who bring and distribute narcotics into our communities. We are focused especially on the distribution of deadly Fentanyl which is destroying lives and families across our county, state and nation,” stated Sheriff Austin Garrett.

Ward was charged as a Fugitive from another State, Possession of Controlled Substance for Resale (x3), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on a Revoked Driver’s license. Additional charges are pending further investigation.

Two additional subjects were taken into custody on unrelated outstanding warrants.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details are available.

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