Bimble man charged with trafficking meth

A Bimble man is behind bars after a visit from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday, April 9, Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Mullins responded to a complaint of a possible meth lab at a residence on Highway 1304 at Bimble.

Aware of other similar complaints at the residence, Deputy Mullins investigated and recovered over one ounce of suspected crystal methamphetamine, a small amount of suspected cocaine, a set of digital scales, a police scanner, over $2,500 cash and a loaded handgun.

Deputy Mullins charged James E. Patterson, 55 of Bimble, with trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, possession of a handgun by convicted felon and possession of a Radio Sends/Receives Police Radio.

Knox County Deputies Andrew Lawson and Mikey Ashurst assisted in the investigation