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Two Middlesboro brothers arrested when police execute a search warrant after several complaint calls

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On Tuesday afternoon September 7, 2021, Middlesboro Police Officers Ryan Collins and Nick Capps were enroute to 3740 Highway 441 to execute the warrant when they saw one of two individuals at the center of the investigation, 28-year-old Ryan Wyrick, traveling on Cumberland Avenue. Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, Officers Collins and Capps performed a traffic stop on Wyrick, explaining they had a search warrant. The officers then took him to the residence.

While the traffic stop was taking place, Captain Joe Holder, Lt. Barry Cowan, and Officers Marcum and Justice were searching the home. At the residence was 21-year-old Kyler Raines and Shane Lay.


Found at the home was over (2) ounces of what is believed to be Methamphetamine, (4) four ounces of Marijuana, 3 hydrocodone pills, digital scales, pipes, distribution bags, and over $1,000 in cash.

Both Ryan Wyrick and Kyler Raines were arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with:

Trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (greater than or equal to 2 grams – Methamphetamine), trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (less than 10 dosage units – opiates), trafficking in Marijuana – 1st offense, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.


Shane Lay was cited to court for trafficking Marijuana less than 8 ounces.


This is Raines second arrest in less than a month for drug trafficking charges and Wyrick was out of prison and on parole on previous trafficking and handgun charges.






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