On 9/27/21 at approximately 1:50 p.m. the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Unit, assisted by the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit served a search warrant at a residence on Cornish Rd. as part of a drug trafficking investigation. Five people were identified at the residence, with two being arrested. Colton Pelton, age 24 and Kerie Watson, age 36 were arrested on active warrants and transported to the Knox County Jail.
Deputies seized cell phones, counterfeit currency, ammunition, suspected drugs, and drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing.