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Federal indictment warrant served in Claiborne County stemming from Pineville arrest

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Dylan Brewer - from BCDC arrest

On Friday August 16, 2019 Sheriff Bob Brooks, detectives and deputies from the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department served a federal indictment at a residence on Providence Road in Cumberland Gap, TN.


Upon arrival, the individual identified as 23 year old William P. Brewer AKA Dylan Brewer of Woolum Kentucky, fled on foot into a neighboring property. After a brief search Brewer was taken into custody without further incident. A search of the residence Brewer was staying in revealed approximately a half ounce of what is believed to be methamphetamine for resale and seized over $2,800 in drug proceeds.


The federal indictment stems from an arrest made by Pineville Police Officer Brandon Hollingsworth on July 13, 2019. Hollingsworth states in his citation that he was advised to be on the look out for a Black SUV coming toward Pineville on Highway 66 that was seen driving recklessly. The vehicle pulled into a store an upon pulling back out Hollingsworth observed the SUV swerving on the roadway so he initiated a traffic stop making contact with the driver, Brewer.


Brewer was asked for proof of insurance and his license but was unable to provide it instead giving his social security number. While being checked Brewer was nervous and moving inside the vehicle. Consent to search his vehicle was asked and granted. Both Brewer and his female passenger were asked to exit the vehicle. Bell County Dispatch then confirmed that Brewer had five outstanding bench warrants.


Upon a search of the vehicle Officer Hollingsworth located a baggie with crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine between the driver’s seat and center console. Also found in the center console was a clear baggie containing Marijuana.

The female passenger told Officer Hollingsworth that Brewer was “just giving her a ride” and that he had been doing something in the back of the vehicle. Upon a search of that area, two speakers were located, one of which appeared tampered with. Found inside the speaker were two larger baggies with a larger amount of a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine along with a pistol. The weight of the contents was approximately 4.25 pounds.


At the time Brewer was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana, and no operator’s license. He was also served four pay or stay warrants, and a warrant for possession of controlled substance and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.


The case was handed to the Appalachian Narcotics Investigations which lead to the indictment of an individual in Harlan County on drug trafficking charges.


He was released on bond on those charges on July 25, 2019.

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