One stop, two arrests, 16 grams of meth
On Thursday February 7, 2019 Middlesboro Police Officer Chris Barnes made a traffic stop at the BP Station on Highway 25E on a 1995 Toyota Corolla. Officer Barnes reports in his citation that upon contact there was a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Officer Barnes, with assistance from Lt. Eddie Myers, searched the Corolla and discovered (16) sixteen grams of methamphetamine, a bag of Marijuana, distributions baggies, and a set of digital scales.
During questioning, the driver of the vehicle 37 year old William Cox of Dayhoit, Ky. initially gave Officer Barnes another person’s social security number, but was found to have three outstanding warrants.
Both Cox and passenger, 28 year old Misty Russell of Harlan Ky. were arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
William Cox was served the three warrants and additionally charged with trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense greater than two grams – Methamphetamine, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of Marijuana, operating on a suspended or revoked license, theft of identity of another without consent, and rear license plate not illuminated. He is being held without bond.
Misty Russel was charged with trafficking in controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense greater than two grams – Methamphetamine, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and possession of Marijuana. She is being held on a $2,500 cash bond.