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HCSO Seizes Approximately $28,000 of Narcotics, Two Guns & Contraband


Hamilton County, TN – On Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics & Special Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the HCSO SWAT Team and Uniformed Patrol Services, served a search warrant at 1704 Bradt Street in Chattanooga.

The subject of the investigation was identified as Brandon Eberhardt.

Eberhardt attempted to destroy evidence by flushing narcotics down the toilet, but was taken into custody before he could finish.

During the subsequent search of the residence, detectives located approximately 240 grams of Fentanyl, Drug Paraphernalia, 2 Firearms, and $2,620.00 in US Currency. The currency as well as a 2023 Honda Motorcycle were seized in accordance with state law. The street value of the narcotics is approximately $28,000.00.

“Each day, your sheriff’s office, is committed to eradicating dangerous drugs like methamphetamine and Fentanyl from our streets which is indiscriminately killing our citizens. I want this drug seizure to be a clear message from me to those who sell this poison in our community -The next knock on your door may not be your customer, it very well could be my Narcotics Detectives or SWAT Team serving a warrant. Remember, we still make house calls…” stated Sheriff Austin Garrett.

Eberhardt was transported to the Hamilton County Jail & Detention Center and booked on the following charges:

• Possession of Fentanyl for Resale

• Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (x2)

• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

• Tampering with or Fabricating Evidence

Additional Charges are pending based on further investigation and discussion with US Attorney.

No further information is available at this time.

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