A Sweetwater man was arrested on Thursday after Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies allegedly found narcotics in his home.

Narcotics Agent Dalton Rinehart said he and other deputies went to a home on Fire Department Road after receiving information about possible drug-related crimes at the house.

Rinehart said they served a search warrant to Christopher Allen Keyt, who lives at the house, when they found him in a bedroom. After detaining him, officers searched Keyt and allegedly found 13 grams of a substance believed to be meth in his shorts’ pocket.

Keyt also had $1,641 in his wallet and he was read his rights, after which point he agreed to talk to the deputies, according to arrest warrants

Rinehart said Keyt told them there was a gun in a car that he had borrowed and in that car, officers found a loaded 9-mm gun and two sets of digital scales. Rinehart said surveillance on the house earlier had shown Keyt putting items in the car.

Keyt allegedly told Rinehart he was trading the meth. Keyt, 35, was charged with possession of meth for resale, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

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