Joshua Morrison/News On Friday night, a joint operation between the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Mount Vernon Police Department searched a house on Ash Street for drugs.
Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Sheriff's Office Detective Brandon Minot photographs a shed at the rear of an Ash Street property. On Friday night, a joint operation between the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Mount Vernon Police Department searched a house on Ash Street for drugs.

 

MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon residence under surveillance by Knox County Sheriff’s deputies was searched Friday.

Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer said today that suspected meth and prescription pills were recovered from a 10 block Ash Street residence following the execution of a search warrant. Electronic devices were also seized, Shaffer said.

No arrests were made “at that time,” Shaffer said, and the investigation is ongoing.

Knox County Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville said charges are pending.

According to Mount Vernon Municipal Court records, deputies had the residence under surveillance since at least June before obtaining a warrant Friday to search the premises for drugs.

An affidavit accompanying the search warrant states that law enforcement had made several traffic stops between June 2 and Aug. 17 on vehicles leaving the residence. The traffic stops turned up small amounts of meth and/or paraphernalia, according to the affidavit. In two of the traffic stops, the occupants of the vehicles said they obtained the meth at the Ash Street residence. In one of the traffic stops, an occupant of a vehicle told a deputy that they had paid $20 for the meth.

Mount Vernon Police’s Emergency Services Unit assisted in the execution of the search warrant, MVPD Capt. Scott McKnight said.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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