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Accused drug dealing Frakes man and Tennessee woman arrested on drug charges after an accident

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Lucas Maiden - BCDC arrest picture on file

On Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 5:37pm Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Trevor Nolan was dispatched to a single vehicle property damage crash at 907 Duff Road in Campbell County.


While enroute to the scene he saw three Campbell County Deputies on a traffic stop on Highway 25W near the intersection of Hollow Lane. Trooper Nolan stopped and spoke with the deputies who advised that they had stopped a vehicle because it was involved in the crash he was responding to. He then began an investigation into the crash after being told that Campbell County Deputy Courtney Charles stopped the vehicle after seeing it leave the crash scene.


Sabrina Leanna Brown - Campbell County Jail

Trooper Nolan made contact with the driver Melissa Hatfield why she had left the scene and she stated she had no phone service and had someone come get her. Nolan then had Hatfield exit the vehicle and he placed her in his patrol car to return her to the scene of the accident.


The trooper then made contact with passenger Sabrina Leanna Brown of Lafollette, Tennessee, the daughter of Hatfield. Nolan states in his report that he smelled the odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle and that Brown stated she had someone drive her and another passenger - Lucas Maiden of Frakes Kentucky - to pick up Hatfield. Brown also stated that an unnamed male who drove her to the scene left when Deputy Charles got behind their vehicle.


Trooper Nolan goes on to report that Lucas Maiden would not make eye contact or speak with him and that he was very distressed. Sabrina Brown was then asked if there was anything in the vehicle and she stated: “not on me”. Trooper Nolan went on to say that Brown said: “not that she knew of” when pressed if there was anything in the actual vehicle. Nolan states he observed a back pack and cell phone in the bed of the truck and that Brown stated that the cell phone was hers, but not the back pack.


Trooper Nolan then asked Lucas maiden if the back pack was his and he said it was not. The trooper then asked to search the pack and both Brown and Maiden said they couldn’t give permission since it wasn’t theirs. Hatfield – as the registered driver/owner of the vehicle – gave consent. As the trooper began searching the pack, Lucas Maiden handed Deputy Charles what appeared to be Marijuana.


Assisting Trooper Nolan with the search was Sgt. Joe Hopson with the CCSO. Recovered in the search was a loaded Colt 1911 .45 caliber pistol, approximately three pounds of what appeared to be crystal Methamphetamine in two separate baggies, three digital scales with white residue on them, numerous plastic baggies, $32,100 in cash which was separated as if used in the sale and proceeds of illegal narcotics, and numerous cell phones. Maiden, Brown, and Hatfield were then detained and Trooper Nolan contacted the THP’s Criminal Investigation Division and Interdiction Team to assist with the investigation. Evidence was photographed and then bagged by Trooper Raines who showed up on scene.


Matt Forsyth with the 8th Judicial Task Force arrived and began questioning those being detained. Hatfield to Forsyth that her daughter Sabrina had called her and stated she had been in a crash asking her mother to pick her up and take the blame for the incident due to a lack of a valid license. Hatfield stated she had picked up Sabrina and Lucas from the crash scene and was attempting to leave when Deputy Charles stopped them.


Trooper Raines then conducted a secondary search of the vehicle recovering a syringe, meth pipe, four Suboxone pills, and a small baggies containing what appeared to be Heroin. All three subjects were then arrested and transported to the Campbell County Post for interviewing and processing.


Upon arriving at the post, Trooper Raines recovered a small bag of what appeared to be Heroin in Lucas Maiden’s front left pocket, ten Suboxone pills, one Hydrocodone, and one Hydromorphone. Trooper Human worked the vehicle crash during the inventory and recovered a small amount of Marijuana, one syringe and numberous drug ledgers. Lucas Maiden was interviewed and claimed all the items stating that Sabrina Brown would drive him to Georgia and pick up crystal Methamphetamine, Brown denied all accusations.


Melissa Hatfield was found not to be involved in any of the criminal matters and was released. Both Maiden and Brown were then transported to the Campbell County Jail for booking.


Lucas Maiden was charged with:

possession of a firearm during a felony,

unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,

possession-delivery-sale of a schedule II controlled substance – Methamphetamine,

possession-delivery-sale of a schedule VI controlled substance – Marijuana,

possession-delivery-sale of a schedule I controlled substance – heroin,

felony possession of drug paraphernalia,

leaving the scene of an accident,

driving while operator’s license revoked,

driver to exercise due care, violation of Tennessee financial law, and violation of the registration law.


Sabrina Leanna Brown is charged with:

possession of a firearm during a felony,

possession-delivery-sale of a schedule II controlled substance – Methamphetamine,

possession-delivery-sale of a schedule VI controlled substance – Marijuana,

possession-delivery-sale of a schedule I controlled substance – heroin,

leaving the scene of an accident,

driving while operator’s license revoked,

and allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.


Brown had just been released from custody on bond on February 22, 2019 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She is currently being held without bond on a hold from another agency.


In conjunction with this incident, a search warrant was executed on the Frakes’ residence of Lucas Maiden after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department on Friday February 1, 2019.


Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Jordan along with Deputies Patrick Brooks, K-9 Deputy James Taulbee, Knox County Ky Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Mullins, and another volunteer from the KCSO, searched Maiden’s residence finding suspected Methamphetamine, Suboxone, Marijuana, and Acid, along with other items used in drug trafficking.


Charges are pending in this case as Maiden was arrested in Campbell County Tennessee and is being held on a $550,000 bond for the various charges acquired in Tennessee.


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