Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to complaints of drug activity at a Bryants Store residence on Friday. Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Bobby Jones arrived to the residence located on Four Mile Hollow Road.

While making contact with the owner, Deputy Ashurst detected a strong odor of alleged marijuana coming from inside the residence.

During the investigation, deputies located a clear plastic bag containing suspected crystal methamphetamine, several small pink plastic bags, syringes and a set of digital scales. Deputies also located an indoor grow operation containing 10 marijuana plants and a shotgun.

Denny R. King, 52 of Bryants Store, was arrested and charged with trafficking in controlled substance - first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and cultivating marijuana - over five plants.

A female present at the residence, Brittany Cox, 22 of Bryants Store, was also arrested on a Knox County Circuit Court Bench Warrant for a Parole Violation.

Both King and Cox were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

King is being held on a $10,000 cash bond and is scheduled for a December 3 court appearance. Cox is being held without bond due to the nature of her charges. 

Barbourville City Officer Carl Middleton assisted in the arrests.

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