Dual agencies work together on drug arrest after traffic stop for expired tags
Updated: Oct 7, 2020
From WRIL -
During a routine patrol on Cumberland Avenue Middlesboro Police Officer Chris Barnes was behind a blue Kia Forte and observed the registration tag was expired on the vehicle.
Officer Barnes initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at the west side Dollar General store.
During the stop Middlesboro Dispatch advised that the driver, 33 year old Scott Duane Davis, did not have an operator’s license. The officer states that Davis was shaking and acting very nervous. He was asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and stated no.
Officer Barnes then requested Bell County K-9 Officer Adam Southern and K-9 Chan to the location. Once on scene, K-9 Chan alerted to the presence of drugs on the driver's side door. A search of the vehicle was then conducted which revealed (4) four ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, distribution baggies, and $1,322 in cash.
Scott Duane Davis was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine), buying/possession drug paraphernalia, no registration plates, and no operator’s license.
Also assisting in this investigation is the Appalachia Narcotics Investigations Unit.