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Middlesboro Police execute a search warrant resulting in several trafficking charges for one man

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Mark Carroll - BCDC

On Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Middlesboro Police lead by Officer Ryan Collins executed a search warrant at 392 Dunlap Hollow Loop in regard to an individual trafficking Methamphetamine and other drugs from the residence.


Once on scene, officers made contact with Donna Simmons at the residence who was found to have an outstanding bench warrant. Simmons admitted to having Marijuana inside the home which was later recovered.


The individual that the was the focus of the investigation, 34-year-old Mark Carroll of Middlesboro, was found at a storage building at the residence. When he was asked if he had anything illegal on him, he told the officers he had a “bag of dope” in his pocket. A large bag of suspected Methamphetamine was retrieved from his pant pocket. Also in his pocket was found another bag containing a large amount of suspected Marijuana and two separate bags containing three different kinds of suspected Suboxone.

Inside the storage unit was found a set of digital scales with residue, distribution bags, and a plastic container which held suspected Methamphetamine with the name “Mark” on the top. Carroll was also found in possession of approximately $850.00 in cash mostly in small denominations.


Inside the home in the back bedroom belonging to Carroll, was found several more bags of suspected Methamphetamine along with more digital scales, approximately 58 Seroquel pills, a Marijuana grinder, and a glass pipe.

Mark Carroll was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 oz) – 1st offense, trafficking in legend drugs – 1st offense, trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 2nd or greater offense (greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine), trafficking in controlled substance – 2nd degree, 1st offense (over 20 dosage units – drug unspecified – schedule 3), violation of court order, bail jumping, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and he was served a bench warrant. No bond has been set as of this report.

Donna Simmons - BCDC

Donna Simmons was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center also. She was charged with possession of Marijuana and served the bench warrant.

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