Traffic stop in Middlesboro leads to charges involving Meth for Baxter husband and wife
From WRIL -
On Friday morning November 20, 2020 at approximately 8:00am Middlesboro Officer Jeremiah Johnson made a traffic stop on a Gold 2006 Jeep Cherokee on Highway 25E near Pelancho’s Restaurant. The stop was due to suspected driving under the influence.
Assisted by Officer Bradley Fuson, Johnson made contact with the driver 64-year-old Verdie B. Myers of Baxter Kentucky. During the stop both Verdie and his wife and passenger, 56-year-old Vanna Marlene Myers, were acting nervous. Officer Johnson then asked for consent to search the vehicle, which was given. The search revealed a rock-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine found on a plate in the vehicle. Neither individual would claim ownership of the drug, so both were taken into custody.
The pair was transported in separate vehicles to the Bell County Detention Center. Officer Johnson discovered - after removing Vanna Myers from his cruiser - that she had hidden under the back seat, a large quantity (approximately 2.3 ounces) of what is believed to be Methamphetamine contained in a black bag. There was also a pink bag containing four rolled Marijuana cigarettes.
Vanna Marlene Myers was charged with possession of controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), trafficking controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than two grams – Methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, and possession of Marijuana.
Verdie B. Myers was charged with possession of controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine).