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Search warrant executed on Middlesboro residence after several complaint of drug sales - 5 arrested

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Michael Joe Hensley - BCDC

On Sunday afternoon November 15, 2020, at approximately 2:55 pm, Middlesboro Police executed a search warrant at 212 Nelson Lane, the residence of 34-year-old Michael Joe Hensley.


Over the past several weeks, the Police Department has received numerous complaints about the distribution of methamphetamine from the residence which prompted Sgt. Barry Cowan and Officer Ryan Collins to open an investigation.

Dustin Hawk - BCDC

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Dustin Hawk of Middlesboro was arrested after leaving the residence with possession of Methamphetamine.







Kristen Overbay - BCDC

On November 15th, 2020 Kristen Overbay of Middlesboro was arrested after leaving the residence for Trafficking Methamphetamine greater than two grams and for violating court order after being out on bond from a previous drug trafficking case.





Johnathon Fultz - BCDC

Upon the execution of the search warrant the officers arrested Hensley, along with 29-year-old Johnathan Fultz of Middlesboro, and 27-year-old Bobby Cordell of Hull GA.







Bobby Cordell - BCDC

The trio was charged with trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than two grams - Methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence after a quantity of a rocky substance - a total of approximately 46 grams - was discovered in the commode of the residence. The officers also discovered several digital scales along with plastic baggies commonly used with the resale of drugs in the residence.


Sgt. Cowan and Officer Collins were assisted by Lt. Patterson, Sgt. Harvey Johnson, Jake Partin, The Bell County Sheriff’s Department and The National Park Service.


The Middlesboro Police Department encourages anyone with drug information to report it at 606-248-3636. All calls will remain anonymous.

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