A Middlesboro man was arrested on KY 441 on Saturday for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine.
Brian Lewis Wilson, 41, was charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
According to the arrest citation, Wilson had over 2 grams of a white, rock-like substance in a clear plastic baggy that tested positive for meth. The substance was in an amber colored pill bottle. Police seized $297 as well.
The citation states two oblong tablets believed to be hydrocodone and a green leafy substance was also found in the aforementioned pill bottle. Wilson was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
Middlesboro Police Officer Jeremiah Johnson was the investigating officer.
In other police news, the U.S. Marshals investigators along with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department discovered a methamphetamine lab while searching for a wanted fugitive recently.
Arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine were Pamela Ann Begley, 33, Nancy Reynolds, 55, Joshua Dewayne Begley, 34, and Christopher Bloomer, 45, all of Dryden, Va.
According to the press release, as officers and marshals approached a trailer in the Dryden area, three people exited the rear of the trailer. The three individuals were identified and detained for further investigation.
The release states the owner of the trailer gave consent to search and a narcotics investigator found evidence of a methamphetamine lab and ingredients used in the manufacturing of the substance. After securing the scene, members of the Southwest Virginia Drug Task Force were called in to clean up the lab.
All four individuals are being held without bond at the Duffield Regional Jail pending initial court appearances.
Others recently arrested in Bell County include:
• Steven Douglas Roark, 31, of Barbourville, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing methamphetamine and theft by unlawful taking;
• Robin Taylor, 32, of Barbourville, first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance and careless driving.
Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.