MPD charges several for meth


By Reina P. Cunningham - [email protected]



Officers with the Middlesboro Police Department had a busy weekend making multiple methamphetamine related arrests.

Late Friday night, officers arrested two Middlesboro individuals in the vicinity of Pinnacle Homes. Middlesboro Officer Jeremiah Johnson arrested Rebecca L. Metcalf, 30, for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, fugitive from another state, drug paraphernalia and served a bench warrant for court and arrested Curtis Howerton, 27, for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, operating on a suspended/revoked license, obstructed vision and/or windshield and failure to or improper signal.

According to the arrest citation, Metcalf had a nationwide extradition warrant for dangerous drugs. Officers found a syringe containing a brown in color liquid which field tested positive for methamphetamine in Metcalf’s purse.

Metcalf is being held on cash bonds totalling $12,600 and is due back in court on Aug. 4.

According to police, Howerton was operating a vehicle with a crack on the windshield northbound on South 37th Street when he failed to use his left turn signal when turning west onto Exeter Avenue. Howerton was found to have in his possession 5 grams of a clear rock like substance, two scales, several baggies, $306 cash, 16 syringe/needles, two torch lighters and several pieces of a blue tablet believed to be Xanax.

Howerton is being held on a $25,000 cash bond and is due back in court on Aug. 18.

Caleb Zane Cavins, 27, of Middlesboro, was also arrested late Friday night. Middlesboro Officer Keith Lowe arrested Cavins on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

According to the arrest citation, Cavins had a small baggie with a crystal like substance believed to be meth sticking out of the watch pocket of his pants. Cavins also had multiple needles/syringes in his possession believed to be used with the methamphetamine.

Cavins is being held on a $2,500 cash bond and is due back in court on Aug. 18.

Middlesboro Officer Jeremiah Johnson arrested two Middlesboro individuals on Sunday night for first-degree possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to the arrest citation, Samantha M. Singleton, 24, and Jeffery Wayne Good, 27, were in a vehicle with a piece of a baggie with a white residue substance on it and Singleton’s 7-year-old son was a passenger. Singleton was also charged with reckless driving, failure of owner to maintain required insurance and served a bench warrant for court. Singleton operated a vehicle at a high rate of speed westbound on KY 74.

Singleton is being held on a $1,000 cash bond for her charges as well as a $158 cash bond on the warrant. Good is being held on a $2,500 cash bond. Both are due back in court on Aug. 18.

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By Reina P. Cunningham

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