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Middlesboro Police respond to a call of a woman with a weapon turning into a drug and bribery arrest

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Jennifer Partin - BCDC

On Sunday night July 30sth 2023, at approximately 5:00pm Middlesboro Officers Hunter Marcum, Bucky Harris, Morgan Justice, Lt. Kenny Vanover, and Captain Joe Holder, arrived on scene at Long John Silvers on Highway 25E. The call was in regard to a woman with an orange buggy possibly with a gun in her back pocket at a local restaurant.

Officer Marcum made contact with a woman identified as 42-year-old Jennifer Partin with the buggy in the front of the business. The officer asked if Partin had a gun on her and she said she didn't, but that it was a knife. Partin was then asked if she had anything illegal on her or in her bags. She stated she didn't.

Consent was asked and given to search her belongings. Officers found large amounts of cash and Partin stated it was around ten thousand dollars she got from "watching an old lady in Virginia and from the stimulus check in 2020." She went on to state that some of the cash was "dirty money" meaning drug money. Partin then told the officers that she would split the money between them if they let her go.

After Partin was placed under arrest she was asked if she had anything on her person, saying she didn't. As Officer Marcum was transporting her to the police station for processing, she admitted to having Suboxone. After the cruiser was parked, Partin admitted to having something else, but said she didn't know what it was. Once she was removed from the vehicle, Officer Marcum found a clear baggie with a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine, in the seat where Partin had been sitting. She stated it was around eight grams.

Jennifer Partin was later transported to and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking in a controlled substance - 1st degree - 2nd or greater offense, greater than 2 grams - Methamphetamine), bribery of a public servant, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

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