Two Middlesboro men were arrested recently by the Middlesboro Police Department on drug charges.
Mark J. Sturgill, 30, of Middlesboro, was arrested on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
While being arrested on a bench warrant, Sturgill took off his jacket and put it in his truck, according to the arrest citation. As he turned back toward officers, he allegedly dropped a white container to the ground and kicked it with his foot.
The container allegedly contained six blue round pills believed to be Roxycontin.
Sturgill was also charged with having a prescription controlled substance not in its original container and operating on a suspended/revoked license.
David B. Combs, 41, of Middlesboro, was arrested and charged with firs -degree possession of a controlled substance. After a search of Comb’s vehicle, six tablets marked op on one side and 40 on the other were found, according to the arrest citation.