MPD traffic stop nets two for trafficking Methamphetamine
From WRIL -
On Saturday morning December 26, 2020 Middlesboro Police Officer Ryan Collins was behind a 2003 red Chevrolet when he observed the driver, identified as 30-year-old Tyler Riddle of Middlesboro, swerving as he drove on Cumberland Avenue.
Officer Collins initiated a traffic stop at the 30th Street intersection finding that the vehicle had expired temporary tags, three occupants had no seat belts on, and Riddle was found not to have insurance as well.
Consent to search the vehicle was asked, but Riddle refused. Officer Collins then contacted Bell County K-9 Deputy Adam Southern with K-9 Chan. Chan was taken around the vehicle and gave a positive alert on the driver’s side door. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 19 grams of suspected Methamphetamine in the center console.
A search incident to arrest of Tyler Riddle revealed a pipe with white residue in his pocket.
A female passenger, 23-year-old Angel Star Cascade Partin of Middlesboro was found to have syringes, digital scale, and multiple distribution baggies in her purse.
Both Riddle and Partin were taken into custody and lodged in the Bell county detention Center.
Tyler Riddle was charged with trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree (greater than two grams – Methamphetamine), failure to maintain insurance, no registration plates, 3 counts of failure to wear seat belts, and he was served a violation of court order.
Angel Star Cascade Partin was charged with trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree (greater than two grams – Methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.
The third passenger in the vehicle was not charged because they were in immediate reach of the center console.