Death Investigation Leads To Drug Arrest
An investigation into a death has led to a man being arrested on drug charges in Jefferson County. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, Monday night, deputies responded to an address in New Market for a death investigation. Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene and obtained information and evidence of drug use which lead investigators to obtain a search warrant for a home in Strawberry Plains. At that home, investigators located approximately 2 grams of suspected Heroine, 6 Suboxone strips, scales, and drug paraphernalia. 2 handguns were recovered from the residence a shotgun that had been reported stolen on June 10th from a home in New Market. Investigators arrested 56 year old John D. Compton and transported him to the Jefferson County Detention Center where he is being held without bond. He is charged with
Poss of Schedule I for resale
Poss of Schedule III
Poss of Drug Paraphernalia
Unlawful Possession of a firearm as a convict felony
Theft over $1000.00
The sheriff’s office says the investigation into the death is still an active investigation pending autopsy results.