On 9/15/2021 at approximately 4:31 a.m. Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with members of the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit executed a search warrant at 105 North McKenzie St. in Mount Vernon. Deputies obtained the warrant as part an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.
Three adults were discovered outside of the residence and two were located inside the residence. Suspected drugs, along with paraphernalia, pills, cash, ammunition, counterfeit bills, and other items were seized as evidence.
Jesse C. Nyhart, age 28 of Mount Vernon was arrested on active warrants that included improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and intimidation. The case remains under investigation and additional charges are expected.