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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Middlesboro

Updated: May 26, 2019

From WRIL -

Early Thursday morning May 23rd a short time after 1am Middlesboro Officer Nick Capps made a traffic stop on a 2006 Mazda van on Highway 25E at Long John Silvers for rear license plate not illuminated.


Upon contact with the driver, 41 year old Brian E. Brim of Pineville, Officer Capps explained the reason for the stop and Brim stated his license was suspended.


Brian was found to have outstanding warrants out of Barren and Harlan Counties and was placed under arrest. He gave consent to the officer to search the van which revealed a box in the front passenger seat containing a pill bottle. The bottle held several white oval pills believed to be Gabepentin and a baggie containing a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine. Brim’s wallet was also inside the box which held his identification.


Brian Brim was then lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with rear license plate not illuminated, operating on a suspended license, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree – drug unspecified, possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense – Methamphetamine and he was served the two warrants.

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