Knox County man and woman face charges after staggering into sheriff's office

A Knox County man and woman were charged with public intoxication after they staggered into the Laurel County Sheriff's Office on Friday.

Jeffery Messer, 45, of Hendrick, and Felicia West, 36, of Artemus, showed up at the sheriff's office about 2 p.m., according to a news release.

Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Robbie Grimes, who were in the back filling out reports, came out to the lobby and investigated because the two were "obviously intoxicated," the release said.

They charged Messer and West with public intoxication and possessing a controlled substance outside of its original container. Messer had prescription pills in a paper wrapper, and West had pills in a baggie, according to the release.

They were taken to the Laurel County jail.