Blount County trio face drug, child endangerment charges

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Three people were arrested after Blount County deputies say that admitted to taking heroin in a car with a 2-year-old child present.

Scott Carmichael, 35, and Gloria Young, 21, are both charged with felony child endangerment. Carmichael is also charged with possession for resale. Elizabeth Evans, 55, is charged with possession of gabapentin.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy stopped their vehicle on Burnett Station Road near Sevierville Road around 12:30 p.m. for a registration violation. A deputy spotted a pill bottle that had around 0.6 grams of heroin packaged for resale.

There were four people in all in the vehicle: the three suspects and a 2-year-old boy. During their conversation, Evans admitted all three of the adults had taken heroin in front of the child.

Officers also learned three children lived at Carmichael and Young’s home on Primrose Circle. Officers eventually went to the home and found a small amount of marijuana, numerous pieces of indoor marijuana grow equipment, and more than 30 guns, one of which was reported stolen in Knox County. The sheriff’s office is working with ATF to run traces on the other guns.

Investigators seized the 1998 BMW Carmichael was driving and three children were removed from the home and placed with a family member.

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