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After a call of a vehicle accident 2 arrested for a large cache of prescription pills in Middlesboro

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On Saturday night April 17, 2021, Middlesboro Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle collision at 21st Street and Cumberland Avenue involving a parked car being struck by a white Chevrolet passenger car.


Officer Ryan Collins states in citations that contact was made with the driver, 25-year-old Brian Partin and passenger Dolly Brock both of Ewing, Va. The officer says that Partin had a visible injury to his nose and Brock had an injury above her eye. While EMS was contacted for treatment of injuries, both refused medical attention.


Brian Partin was exhibiting behavior consistent with being intoxicated and was administered standard field sobriety tests which he failed. He told the officer that the reason for the accident was that the vehicle was having driving issues.


After Officer Collins determined that Partin was under the influence, he was arrested. A search incident to arrest yielded a Hydrocodone pill in Partin’s pants pocket. Beside the vehicle was a plastic bag containing 15 Clonazepam pills which lead to the officer asking Dolly Brock for consent to search her purse.

The search revealed a plastic baggie containing 119 Hydrocodone pills, several prescription bottles belonging to someone else containing 139 Hydrocodone pills, 135 broken Klonopin (Clonazepam) pills, 157 Promethazine Hydrochloride pills, 27 Metformin Hydrochloride pills, 2 bags of syringes, distribution bags, and $630 in cash.


Approximately 622 prescription pills were seized.


Brian Partin was taken to Middlesboro ARH for blood testing then, along with Dolly Brock, was transported to Middlesboro Police Headquarters for processing. A further search of her purse yielded 17 blue Clonazepam pills, 10 green Clonazepam pills, and an Oxycodone pill.


The pair was lodged in the Bell County Detention center charged with:

Trafficking in controlled substance – 3rd degree, 1st offense (greater than 120 dosage units – drug unspecified),

2 counts of trafficking in controlled substance – 3rd degree, 1st offense (less than 20 dosage units – drug unspecified),

2 counts of trafficking in legend drugs – 1st offense,

2 counts of trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than 10 dosage units – drug unspecified),

Buying/possession drug paraphernalia,

Promoting contraband – 1st degree,

Tampering with physical evidence,

And Possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine).


Brian Partin was additionally charged with 2 counts of failure to wear seat belts, failure to maintain insurance, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence – 1st offense.


Bond has not been set for either yet.


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