Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith and several deputies conducted a search at the residence of Earnie Hammons on Hale Fork Road in Dewitt, Ky on Thursday, August 22.
During the investigation, numerous Oxycodone tablets, Hydrocodone tablets, Xanxa tablets. Gabapentin tablets, Suboxone tablets and strips,approximately one pound of Marijuana, an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun and over $29,000 in US currency were located and seized.
Hammons was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 2nd Degree, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Trafficking in Marijuana-under 5 pounds, Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Hammons was placed in the Knox County Detention Center.