KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Two men are behind bars in Campbell County after deputies said they found homemade explosives, drugs, and a man who who had violated the sex offender registry while executing a search warrant Thursday.
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Raymond Gibbs and Gregory Thomas after searching a home at 793 Mountain Road in Caryville Thursday.
According to the CCSO, deputies found a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, digital scales, glass pipes, and two homemade explosive devices during the search. Deputies said both men denied knowing anything about the drugs, and said Thomas told them he had found the explosive devices inside a camper.
Deputies said they discovered Gibbs was listed as a registered sex offender and had several drug-related charges on his record, saying he had been staying at the home for more than a month buy did not report the change of address -- violating the Sex Offender Registry. Deputies said he was also wanted out of Davidson County and fled after violating his probation.
Deputies arrested the two men, and said the Knox County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad secured the explosive devices.