Laurel County Sheriff John Root says K-9/Shift Sgt. Gary Mehler along with Lieut. Chris Edwards were called out to a home off U.S. 25 for a welfare check. Reportedly children there were exposed to drug trafficking and gun threats. When deputies arrived there was a Hummer in the drive. Police say when they announced themselves a man outside the vehicle was handed something from a man inside the vehicle and fled into the house. Deputies went in and found the man, later identified as 40-year-old Dillion Asher, in the basement where he refused commands. After a brief struggle he was taken into custody. During his arrest he was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, plastic baggies, and scissors. He was also wanted in Knox County for failure to appear in court on drug charges. Meanwhile back outside Sgt. Mehler deployed his K-9 “Edge” who alerted on the Hummer. Deputies found additional paraphernalia with meth residue and paraphernalia with a brown substance in it. The man in the vehicle, 69-year-old John James Asher, was also arrested. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.