A tip concerning possible drug use and distribution, as well as an outstanding arrest warrant, led Carter County Sheriff’s deputies to a rural State Highway 53 residence before noon Wednesday.
Sheriff Milton Anthony said when deputies arrived at the house, occupied by John Knox and Jamie Frasier, they were invited inside to look for Knox, who was wanted on an outstanding Carter County warrant. But once the search began, they were waylaid in a hallway by Frasier, who claimed Knox was not at home. The hallway shadow dance between Frasier and lawmen continued until a noise pointed to Knox attempting to hide behind a doorway.
Not only did deputies locate Knox, they also found a pair of syringes loaded with what field tested as methamphetamine in the couple’s bedroom. Knox was arrested on the outstanding warrant and a pending possession of methamphetamine charge. Frasier was arrested for harboring a fugitive and possession of methamphetamine.
In addition, Dwight Cobray, who had answered the door when deputies arrived and identified himself as a roommate, was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Canadian County.
All three were booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending formal charges.