Two arrested after traffic stop in Middlesboro
From The Middlesboro Police Department -
On Wednesday afternoon March 10, 2021 a short time before 1:43pm Middlesboro Officer Chris Barnes made a traffic stop on a white 2004 Nissan for swerving off of the roadway while traveling West on Ky 441 near Johnson Cemetery road.
Officer Barnes stated upon contact with the driver, identified as 42-year-old Michael McFall of Middlesboro, his eyes were bloodshot and pupils were extremely dilated. Officer Barnes states that as he tried to conduct a field sobriety test on McFall, but he became very aggravated and stopped taking the test. The officer stated that after he placed McFall under arrest, he found a distribution bag containing a crystal rock-like substance believed Methamphetamine in the drivers seat where McFall was sitting.
According to the citation, a female passenger, identified as 36-year-old Amber Ann Honeycutt also of Middlesboro, was acting nervous during the arrest of her boyfriend McFall. Officer Barnes ran her name through Middlesboro Dispatch and it was discovered she had a failure to appear in court bench warrant and a fugitive warrant out of Tennessee.
After she was placed in handcuffs, Honeycutt admitted she had hidden something down her pants which turned out to be a glass pipe with suspected Methamphetamine residue. She turned it over to the officer.
Both McFall and Honeycutt were lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
Michael McFall was charged with Reckless driving, Driving under the influence - 1st offense, possession of controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), and possession drug paraphernalia.
Amber Ann Honeycutt was charged with possession of controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense - (Methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and she was served the two warrants.