In the war on drugs, drugs just took a major hit.

In what Knox County Sheriff, Mike Smith called, “one of the largest busts in Knox County,” and in a “cooperative, joint effort with Laurel County SO,” nearly three pounds of methamphetamine and a stash of firearms was recovered on Sunday.

The investigation that began in Gray and culminated in North Corbin crossed county lines and, according to Smith and Major Chuck Johnson of Laurel county, made an impact on the two communities.

“When you take close to three pounds off the street and put four, what I would call, ‘major players’ in jail, it’s going to (make an impact,)” said Johnson.

Check back with the Mountain Advocate as this story develops.

Recommended for you