False Break-in Report Leads to Drug Arrest in Knox County

Photo: Knox County Sheriff’s Department

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, following a complaint of a break it at a residence on Ron Cecil Road near Kay Jay. The caller advised she was inside the home and armed with a firearm. When Deputy Mikey Ashurst arrived, the female told 911 dispatch they were still inside the house. After gaining entry to the residence, Betsy Cecil and her boyfriend, Brian Simpson, came out of the bedroom. No one else was found inside the house. The two appeared to be intoxicated. Over 15 syringes, two plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth, two marijuana cigarette joints, a meth smoking pipe and a loaded 9mm handgun were located. Cecil, 42, and Simpson, 49, were charged with possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia, possession of handgun by a convicted felon, and falsely reporting an incident. Both were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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