U.S. Marshals capture Smith


Henry Matt Smith

A Knox County man who escaped home arrest is back behind bars.

U.S. Marshals found Henry Matt Smith, 45, at his Flat Lick home Wednesday, May 17, and lodged him in the Laurel County Corrections Center in London.

Smith was on home incarceration following his arrest in March following what was believed to be one of the largest meth busts in Knox County history. Smith cut off his house arrest anklet on April 28.

On March 21, Knox County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at his home on Evergreen Road in Flat Lick, where they discovered approximately one and one-half (1½) pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine, approximately seven grams of suspected heroin, two firearms and over $700.00 in cash. The street value of the drugs seized is estimated at $38,000.

“I consider this an upper level drug dealer with the large quantity of drugs seized,” said Sheriff Mike Smith. “This continues my commitment to the people of Knox County to aggressively pursue illegal drug traffickers that are causing harm to individuals and families as well as our community.”

Also arrested on March 21 were Chasity J. Roop, 30, of Flat Lick, and Jimmy A. Davis Jr., 49, of Trosper, along with Smith was charged with Substance 1st Degree/Methamphetamine and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree/Heroin. Each of the three individuals were convicted felons,

The three individuals, who were all convicted felons, were also charged with Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Assisting the Sheriff’s department were Knox County Constable Brandon Bolton and Operation UNITE.