A joint operation by the Oneida Police Department and Scott County Sheriff's Department resulted in the arrests of two men on drugs- and weapons-related charges at an Oneida residence Thursday afternoon.
Shannon N. Corbitt, 35, of Oneida, and Jesse Soard, 48, of Stearns, Ky., face a laundry list of charges following their arrests by a task force consisting of officers from both OPD and the SCSD.
The pair were arrested at Corbitt's home on Grave Hill Road on the outskirts of town -- Corbitt after officers allegedly discovered him discarding drugs on the lawn upon their arrival and Soard -- a convicted felon -- after officers allegedly found him armed and hiding in an attic crawl space.
According to arrest warrants, officers recovered two grams of finished meth from the home, along with two ounces of meth oil hidden in a trash can.
A 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun carried by Soard was confiscated from the residence, along with a .22-caliber rifle.
Both men were charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, manufacturing meth and initiating the process to manufacture meth, along with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Soard was also charged with possession of Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, and going armed with intent. Corbitt was also charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. Bond for both men was set at $100,000.
The raid was led by drug agents Blake Murphy from OPD and Kris Lewallen from the SCSD, with assistance from OPD officer Bill Miller and SCSD officers Danny Phillips, Roger Douglas and Daniel Garrett.