Local trio arrested by Knox County Sheriff’s Office
Published 11:35 am Tuesday, December 3, 2019
A Pineville man is in jail after police allegedly found drugs in his possession during a traffic stop while two others were arrested on bench warrants Tuesday morning. Matthew Chadwell, 32, of Pineville, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, deputy Mikey Ashurst observed a vehicle conduct a U-Turn on U.S. 25E in Bailey Switch.
After stopping the vehicle, Ashurst arrested Chadwell, who was a passenger in the vehicle, after finding a clear plastic bag containing nearly 4 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine in his possession — the release states.
According to the release, Ashurst also arrested Cameron Trey Chadwell, 30, of Pineville, charging him with improper turning, no operator’s license, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to/improper signal. Cameron Chadwell was also wanted on a Bell County bench warrant for failure to pay the fine on a license to be in possession charge.
Another passenger in the vehicle, Jeffery L. Lawson, 54, of Harrogate, Tenn., was arrested on a Bell County bench warrant for failure to pay the fine on an operating a motor vehicle under the influence charge.
All three men were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
Those recently lodged in the Bell County Detention Center on felony charges include:
• Thomas Branham, 55, of Middlesboro, was arrested by officers with the Middlesboro Police Department and charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;
• Hillary Lowe, 25, of Pineville, was arrested by officers with the Middlesboro Police Department and charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and other drug unspecified) and was served a bench warrant for court.