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Middlesboro Police arrest man on several drug charges after traffic stop and investigation

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Kevin Simpson - BCDC

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, while on routine patrol, Middlesboro Officer Ryan Collins observed 35-year-old Kevin Simpson of Middlesboro, known to police to have several outstanding felony warrants, traveling on North 25th Street in a 1991 grey Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.

Officer Collins initiated a traffic stop on the truck at Binghamtown Market. A search incident to arrest was conducted and revealed approximately 403 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine, a scale, syringes, two white pills in a large bag beside a bag of suspected Heroin, a bag of Marijuana, and $7510 in cash.

Kevin Simpson was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than two grams – Methamphetamine), trafficking controlled substance – 1st offense (Heroin), possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified), and possession of Marijuana.

Simpson was additionally charged with trafficking controlled substance - 1st degree (Methamphetamine) by Sgt. Barry Cowan after a lengthy drug investigation was initiated on February 18th of this year at his residence. Approximately 380 grams of suspected Methamphetamine and $2900 in cash was retrieved as a result of the investigation.

His outstanding charges include a bench warrant for buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, 2 counts of failure to appear, and bail jumping – 1st degree.

He is being held without bond.

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