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SEIZED CONTRABAND

Knox County Sheriff Announces Major Illegal Drug Bust in Corbin Area of Knox County, Kentucky

BARBOURVILLE, KY - On Thursday, November 16, 2023, Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith announced a major illegal drug bust and the seizure of a large quantity of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine in the Corbin area of Knox County.

According to the Knox County, Ky Sheriff's Department Facebook page, on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Knox County Deputy Jesse Smith, while working with members of the Laurel County Drug Interdiction Task Force, arrested two individuals of Corbin and London, KY after the large quantity of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine was found in their possession.

Neither the names of the two arrested individuals or their charges were released in the report on Facebook.

The only other information made available was that: This investigation continuing pending future release. Photo of the seized contraband is from the  Knox County, Ky Sheriff's Department

However, according to a SaM 103.9 report by Dave Begley on Friday, November 17, 2023, the two arrested suspects were identified as Jesse George, age 50 of Corbin, and Tony Ison, age 44 of London.

 George Ison Meth Bust Knox

 L to R: Jesse D. George and Tony Ison

 

Jesse D. George was charged with:

  • TRAFF IN CONT SUB, 1ST DEGREE, 2ND OR > - (< 2 GMS METHAMPHETAMINE)
  • TRAF IN MARIJUANA ( LESS THAN 8 OZ.) 1ST OFF

JESSE, GEORGE D
age 50 years old

Arrested by:

KNOX COUNTY DETENTION CENTER
JESSE, GEORGE D | 2023-11-15 17:51:00 Knox County, Kentucky Booking

This individual was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Photo of the accused is from BustedNewspaper.com

Tony Ison was charged with:

  • TRAFF IN CONT SUB, 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFF - (> OR = 2 GMS METHAMPHETAMINE)

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Other information:

Current Age: 44
Booking Date: 11/15/2023 2:29:00 PM
Date Released: 11/15/2023 5:02:56 PM

SOURCES: Knox County, Ky Sheriff's Department, SaM 103.9, BustedNewspaper.com and the Laurel County Correctional Center.

 

 

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