A call of a fight between brothers in Middlesboro leads to an arrest for trafficking drugs
From WRIL -
A Middlesboro man, identified as 32-year-old Michael Miracle, was arrested over the weekend. Saturday night December 10, 2022, a short time before midnight, Middlesboro Police Officer Ryan Collins received a call of a fight at a south 33rd Street residence.
Upon arrival, Officer Collins made contact with the brother of Miracle who had an apparent broken nose from being struck in the face with a wooden stick wrapped in electrical tape.
The brother stated the fight with Miracle started over Michael selling drugs at their mother's house and that he beat up the man. Miracle then came out of his room screaming, grabbing the weapon, and saying his brother hit him with it instead.
Michael Miracle was then confronted by Officer Collins about the drug tip from his brother and he told the officer to search his room. Miracle then attempted to grab a black zipper bag and was instructed to put it down. The bag was then checked and Collins found three large bags of what is believed to be over (30) thirty grams of Methamphetamine and a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana. The officer also states that in plain view, was a large Methamphetamine pipe with residue.
After being processed at Middlesboro Police Headquarters and he was read his rights, Miracle admitted the items were his and that he struck his brother with the stick.
Michael Miracle was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking controlled substance - 1st degree - greater than two grams (Methamphetamine), trafficking controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, assault - 2nd degree, trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and he was served a failure to appear warrant.
Middlesboro EMS also assisted and cleared both men.