Stolen Middlesboro vehicle in Claiborne County results in drug find and arrest

Published 4:59 pm Monday, January 6, 2020

According to the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, on Jan. 3 during the course of an ongoing Narcotics Investigation led by the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at a residence on Wilson Gap Road, information was discovered in regard to a stolen vehicle from Kentucky that was at the house in question.

Detectives, along with Sheriff Bob Brooks and deputies, arrived at the house belonging to Bo and Crystal Ballew. During the course of the search, deputies allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana, various drug paraphernalia and a vehicle that was stolen from Middlesboro.

Crystal Ballew was taken into custody due to an outstanding warrant.

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According to Claiborne County Investigator Chris Cardwell, there is an ongoing investigation in regards to the narcotics.