Welfare Check in Knox County Leads to Drug Arrest

On Thursday, September 28, Knox County Deputies conducted a welfare check of an elderly handicapped female at a residence on Highway 225 at the Junction of Terrell Lane near the Barbourville Cemetery. The check was a result of numerous citizens’ complaints of a large number of individuals fighting and using drugs in an around the residence. Six individuals were found asleep in a small bedroom, with several syringes observed inside the room. They were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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