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Knock and talk leads to trafficking charges

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Frank Morton - BCDC

On Monday March 4, 2019 Middlesboro Officer Nick Capps acting on numerous complaints of drug trafficking at a residence involving 38 year old Frank Morton of Middlesboro performed a knock and talk at the home.


Officer Capps states in a citation that he and Officer Michael Bradley were greeted at the home by Morton and the home owner who invited him inside giving consent to search the residence. Capps then asked Morton for consent to search him and he tried to throw a baggy in his crotch. Morton missed and the baggy containing a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine, landed on the table.


Also found in Morton’s bedroom was several distribution baggies with a digital scale beside them. After being handcuffed, Morton was found to have two baggies in his hand, one contained Marijuana, and the other two Oxymorphone Hydrochloride pills. He was also found to have $1,000 in one of his socks.


Frank Morton was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense – Methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense – drug unspecified, possession of Marijuana, and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.


He is being held on a $2,500 cash bond.



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