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Middlesboro woman tries to bring drugs into jail after her arrest for warrants

From The Pineville, Ky. Police Department -

Amanda Turner - BCDC

On Monday evening October 25th at 6:16pm Pineville Officer Brandon Hollingsworth observed a black Jeep Compass fail to give a left signal coming off of Stewart Branch. The officer initiated a traffic stop at Lee Mart on Highway 25E. Bell County Dispatch then confirmed the driver as 42-year-old Amanda Turner of Middlesboro who has seven outstanding warrants for her arrest.


Turner was asked for consent to search her vehicle and she refused. Officer Hollingsworth then contacted K-9 Deputy Adam Southern and K-9 Chan for assistance. K-9 Chan alerted on the driver’s side of the vehicle. A search incident to arrest by Deputy Shantel Redfern revealed a clear baggie containing a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine inside Turner’s bra.


Amanda Turner was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and failure to or improper signal.


After being placed in a cell, detention center staff found a clear baggie the next morning with a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine in the searching room. Turner had been the last person searched and video surveillance determined the door to the room had not been opened since she had been searched.

Deputy Jailer Katie Cox went back and took Turner out of her cell searching her again. Turner gave Cox a container with clear substance inside believed to be Methamphetamine and another clear baggie with the same substance fell and hit the floor. She also had a clear baggie with (16) sixteen Xanax pills.


Amanda Turner was additionally charged by Officer Hollingsworth for trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than 2 grams Methamphetamine), possession of controlled substance – 3rd degree (drug unspecified), and promoting contraband.


As a state inmate she was transferred to Clay County.

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