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Wrong tags on a truck in Middlesboro lead to drug charges for two

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Friday night September 4, 2020 at 10:40pm while on routine patrol through Goody’s parking lot Middlesboro Officer Ryan Collins observed 30 year old Chase Naff of Tazewell Tennessee in a black Ford Truck with a license plate that didn’t belong to the vehicle.


The officer initiated a traffic stop on the truck at which time Naff stated he did not have a driver’s license. Also, in plain view was a used glass smoking pipe. Naff’s identity was verified through Middlesboro Dispatch which came back with two outstanding warrants.


Officer Collins then searched the truck and found various amounts of Marijuana, a small gray bag containing suspected Methamphetamine, the glass pipe, and a Marijuana grinder. Under the driver’s where Naff was sitting was found a Smith & Wesson firearm which he was not to be in possession of due to being a convicted felon.


Also in the vehicle was 23 year old Aleigha Hunter of Pineville. Hunter was found to have an outstanding Bell County warrant.


Both Chase Naff and Aleigha Hunter were arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.


Naff and Hunter were each charged with trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense greater than two grams – (Methamphetamine), trafficking in Marijuana less than eight ounces 1st offense, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.


Naff was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, driving on a suspended license, no insurance, and no registration. He was also served with the outstanding warrants and is being held without bond.


Hunter was also served her outstanding warrant.


Also assisting on scene was Sgt. Barry Cowan.

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