Deputy Smith was assisted by Corbin Police Detective Robbie Hodge and Sgt. Jeff Hill (Credit: Knox County Sheriff's Department)
BARBOURVILLE, KY (October 14, 2022) - The Knox County Sheriff's Department is reporting that on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Knox County Deputy Jesse Smith conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for canceled tags on Highway 1232.
Upon contact with the driver, 39-year-old Darrell Eversole of Knox County, the deputy states he appeared to be nervous and moving around.
Eversole was asked to exit the vehicle and while doing so, laid a loaded M&P Smith & Wesson in the driver’s seat. Eversole was determined to be a convicted felon.
After consent to search the vehicle Eversole was driving was given, Deputy Smith assisted by Corbin Police Detective Robbie Hodge and Sgt. Jeff Hill located a black bag under a back seat containing:
- A large amount of Methamphetamine
- Digital scales
- Brass knuckles
Also found in the center console were Fentanyl pills.
Seized contraband (Credit: Knox County Sheriff's Department)
Darrell Eversole (39) of Knox County, KY was taken into custody,
Darrel Eversole (right) was charged with:
- 2 counts of trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense - less than 4 grams (Cocaine)
- 2 counts of trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree, 2nd offense greater than 2 grams (Methamphetamine)
- Trafficking in controlled substance – 1st offense (Heroin)
- Trafficking in controlled substance – 1st offense (Carfentanil or Fentanyl Derivatives)
- Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
- No insurance
- No registration plates
This individual was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center and is being held on a $50,000 cash bond with a court date set for Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. in District Court.
Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Knox County Detention Center.
Photos of Officers and seized contraband are from the Knox County Sheriff's Department