Times-Tribune Staff Report
Five people were arrested Tuesday after deputies found methamphetamine labs at a Knox County home, according to Knox County Sheriff John Pickard.
The arrests came after deputies Brian Hensley and Roy Gambrel responded to 348 Ott Road in reference to a report of a possible meth lab. When the deputies arrived, they saw John Jones standing in the doorway until Jones saw them, at which point he tried to flee.
When Gambrel reached the back of the house, he saw Jones trying to exit the basement door. When Jones saw Gambrel, Jones turned and tried to flee back into the residence.
Hensley and Gambrel went into the home, where they located Frederick Owens, Howard Mullins, Denise Cloud and Sylvia Garland, along with Jones.
When they entered the basement, deputies saw pseudoephedrine pills crushed and scattered across the basement floor. They also saw needles scattered about the floor of the upstairs living room and hallway. One of the needles appeared to contain methamphetamine.
Jones was searched and deputies found a small baggie of methamphetamine inside a small red metal container that was in his hand. At that point, the home was searched and an active meth lab was located in Owens’ bedroom closet, another active meth lab was found hidden beneath the seat cover of a motorcycle frame.
Owens was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine second offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled substance not in proper container and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Jones was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine first offense, second-degree fleeing and evading police, possession of a controlled substance first offense – meth, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled substance not in proper container, possession of controlled substance.
Mullins was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine first offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cloud was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substance not in original container.
Garland was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance not in original container.
All five were jailed in the Knox County Detention Center.
The deputies were assisted by Kentucky State Police troopers Jake Wilson and Kelly Farris.
Times-Tribune Staff Report
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