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Welfare check leads to drug charges in Middlesboro

Updated: Jan 23, 2019

From WRIL/public records

Amanda Fuson - BCDC

On Monday evening January 21, 2019 Middlesboro Officer Chris Barnes, with the assistance Officer Michael Bradley, conducted a welfare check at a residence on Winchester Avenue. This was after the daughter of a woman stated that she may under the influence of something according to the citation.

As the officers made contact with 39 year old Amanda Lee Cornelison (also known as Amanda Lee Fuson) of Berea, her background was checked through Middlesboro dispatch which returned an outstanding warrant. She was arrested at 6:55pm.

Once transported to Middlesboro headquarters for processing the officers noticed a bulge in Fuson’s bra area. When Fuson was asked to remove the item, the officers described it as a small plastic container with two small distribution bags inside. One contained a crystal-like substance, then other Oxycodone. A syringe was also found in Fuson’s purse.

She was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 2nd offense - Methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense - drug unspecified, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

She was also served an outstanding indictment warrant for escape 2nd degree out of Madison County which has no bond.

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