The Middlesboro Police Department arrested two brothers on drug trafficking charges Friday.
Casey J. Marlow, 31, of Middlesboro, and Timothy W. Marlow, 40, of Middlesboro were charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and trafficking marijuana less than 8 ounces.
Casey Marlow was also charged with third-degree trafficking a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, illegal possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint, Casey Marlow sold a confidential informant working with the MPD one white pill marked M522 (oxycodone) and one white oblong pill marked two (alprazolam) for $18. The undercover buy occurred on Dec. 29.
On March 2, 2013, Casey Marlow allegedly trafficked marijuana. The criminal complaint states he sold four hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes to a confidential informant.
An arrest citation states when police served Casey Marlow with the trafficking warrants they found a pill bottle containing three marijuana cigarettes and a white tablet marked APO 800 as the result of a search. One pack of rolling papers was also found.
Timothy Marlow allegedly sold an informant approximately half of a reddish colored tablet suspected to be Opana (oxymorphone) for the price of $30. The complaint also states Timothy Marlow sold four hand-rolled, suspected marijuana cigarettes to a confidential informant.
Each of the transactions were allegedly caught on audio and video recordings.
Middlesboro Police Chief Jeff Sharpe said the brothers were not together when the undercover buys were made. He also said though they do not live in the same house, the Marlows live on the same property.
MPD Det. Joe Holder is the investigating officer on the case.
Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.