Man faces drug charges when FBI serves warrant at his home

Published 1:50 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Carter County man faces drug charges after officers attempting to serve a federal arrest warrant report finding drugs in his home.

On Tuesday, deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gregory Gunn, 27, of 144 Carrville Ave., Johnson City, and charged him with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling where drugs are sold, manufactured, or distributed, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court documents, deputies responded to Gunn’s home on Carrville Road, which is located in the Central Community, to meet with an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist in executing a federal warrant at the home.

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“Prior to our arrival, an anonymous tip came through communications center that there were three individuals at this residence making methamphetamine,” CCSO Deputy Chris Reichenbach said in his police report on the incident, adding there was also a report that there were weapons inside the home.

When officers arrived at the residence, the deputies encountered Gunn in the driveway of the home. During a frisk search for officer safety, Reichenbach said officers located a glass smoking pipe in Gunn’s pocket.

Officers then went to the door and announced their presence and asked anyone in the home to step outside. Reichenbach said the individual being sought by the FBI, whom he identified as “Austin H.” came to the door and told them no one else was inside the home.

When officers searched the residence, Reichenbach said he found a male subject, who was not identified in the report, hiding in a closet. Reichenbach said officers also located a tin can containing a crystalline substance preliminarily identified as meth inside the home.

Reichenbach arrested Gunn on the drug charges and Gunn was taken to the Carter County Detention Center to be booked in.