Christopher Lee Knight, 42 years old, had been the focus of an ongoing drug investigation by the Department’s Special Operation Division for suspected methamphetamine distribution. At approximately 9:10 p.m. on April 9, the SWAT team, armed with a search warrant, raided Knight’s home at 412 Link Road.
Knight and his girlfriend were home at the time. During the course of the search, detectives found methamphetamine, a 22 caliber handgun and other paraphernalia associated with drug distribution.
Officers charged Knight with the following felonies:
- Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute
- Possession of a Firearm while in the Possession of a Schedule I or II Drug
- Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Knight faces the possibility of additional charges since his drug dealing operation was in close proximity to a school. Also, detectives also determined that the firearm had been reported stolen in Augusta County on March 17. He is incarcerated without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.