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Call of a vehicle in a ditch in Middlesboro leads to arrest of three from Louisville over drugs

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Early Monday Morning May 11, 2020 a short time after 3:00am Middlesboro Officers Nick Capps and Jake Partin responded to a call of a vehicle in a ditch line on Silcox Lane. In the citation, Officer Capps states upon their arrival that the driver of the blue 2019 Chevrolet 4 door, 30 year old Tiffeny Gardener of Louisville, appeared nervous and she stated she was unfamiliar with the area.


Gardener was asked by Officer Capps if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and she replied no, but both officers observed shell casings in the backseat floor board. A passenger in the backseat, 31 year old Perry Lee Stephens also of Louisville, stated that he was a convicted felon “along for the ride with his sister and friend.”


Consent to search the vehicle was given and another passenger, identified as 29 year old Andoricka Cummings of Louisville, placed her elbow on the console but once finally opened the officers found a bag containing 262 grams found a bag containing 262 grams of Methamphetamine, plastic bags, a scale, .38 caliber ammunition, and $1791.00 in cash. The continued search revealed a 380 Cobra handgun in between the passenger seat and console.


All three were arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.


Tiffeny Gardener was charged with trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine), drug paraphernalia advertisement, and operating on a suspended or revoked operators license.


Perry Lee Stephens was charged with trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine) and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.


Andoricka Cummings was charged with trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

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