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Two arrested in Knox County for drugs after deputy sees a man with outstanding warrants

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at approximately 5:30pm Knox County Deputy Darian Abner observed 28-year-old Joshua Taylor of Bryants Store, Ky. sitting in a black 2005 Silverado 4 x 4 on Gobblers Knob Lane. The deputy knew Taylor had multiple outstanding bench warrants for his arrest.


When Taylor saw Deputy Abner, he exited the truck and fled the area on foot running down Gobblers Knob Road toward South KY 11. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and a search incident to arrest revealed (2) two clear plastic baggies containing suspected Methamphetamine


Joshua Taylor was arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with fleeing or evading police – 1st degree (on foot), resisting arrest, and possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine).


He was also served with four warrants - for (2) two separate possession of a handgun by a convicted felon charges and (2) two separate trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender II and motor vehicle offenses.


During the incident consent was asked for and given to search the vehicle which yielded (2) two clear plastic baggies containing suspected Methamphetamine. One of the two baggies was in the purse of passenger 26-year-old Brittany Cox, also of Bryants Store, which was in the floorboard where she had been seated. The other was in a compartment in the dashboard near the radio.


Brittany Cox was charged with possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine).

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