BELL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Monday, April 29, 2019
(Pineville, Ky.) On Friday April 26, 2019 at approximately 6:09pm Bell County Deputy Adam Southern initiated a traffic stop on a 2007 black Pontiac on highway 1534 and Old Cross Road after observing the operator cross the double yellow line.
During the stop Deputy Southern observed the driver, later identified as 29-year-old Michael David Ayers of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, moving around in the vehicle as if to hide something. Deputy Southern then requested assistance from K-9 Deputy James Taulbee and K-9 Giro who alerted to the presence of drugs.
Michael Ayers was arrested after he was determined to be in possession of a small bag of a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine, digital scales, syringes containing a liquid believed to be Methamphetamine, empty baggies with a crystal-like residue, and a concealed 380 Cobra handgun.
Also arrested was a passenger in the front seat of the vehicle, 27-year-old Amanda J. Beeler of Middlesboro.
Both were lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
Michael David Ayers was charged with careless driving, trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense less than 2 grams – Methamphetamine, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He is being held without bond.
Amanda Beeler was charged with trafficking controlled substance 1st offense less than 2 grams – Methamphetamine and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia. Bond has not been set yet.
Also assisting was Kentucky State Trooper Taylor Mills.
Well, Well Well. The Bell County Sheriff’s office had only a few hours left to post this story before I had to call them out. Remember when the sheriff’s office posted this:
“As of March 1, 2019 Bell County Sheriff’s Department will be publishing basic information on our arrests. All those arrested are considered innocent until proven guilty. Any comments left on these arrests do not reflect the opinions of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department. Records are being provided as a public service. To see the charges of each person published click on their picture”.
You see the BCSD must have forgotten they said this to the public because they surely have not followed through. Anyhow, the above lovely couple was busted on the 26th and at the time of this writing it is just moments away from the 30th. Just a bit late wouldn’t you say?
Just to keep you up on the story…The above low life drug dealing couple were also busted back in May of 2018 for dealing death dust in The Boro. Click Here for that article. Now if that weren’t enough, the same death dealers were busted in July of last year, in the Boro again. For that article Click Here. Oh wait!!!…There’s more. The same two scum bags were busted in the Boro again by The Night Stalker where they had 70 grams of meth on them in September of last year. For That Article Click Here. The two were let out of jail with no bonds listed in less than 24 hours. GREAT JOB PINEVILLE PROSECUTORS !!!
I guess you have to give these two criminals one thing…they’ve learned to stay out of the Boro when The Night Stalker is on patrol and obviously they’ve got a friend somewhere in the Bell County Justice/Injustice system that keeps letting them get away to escape back through the tunnel to safety.
I suppose I’m just going to have to add some more fuel to this fire. Remember all that “Make Claiborne County Great Again” rhetoric we heard before the elections? Well I guess all that was bullshit. Mr. Ayers and Ms. Beeler obviously have a pass to wheel and deal in Claiborne County since Mr. Ayers’ address is listed in Cumberland Gap. I guess it don’t take a TBI Detective to tell you that the gap is where the supply line to the Boro starts for these two.
At the time of this writing (just before Midnight on the 29th) Mr. and Ms. drug dealer are still housed in Ferguson Arms down in Pineville and they’ve been there since the 26th. They aren’t used to an extended stay you know. I’ll check again tomorrow and let you know.
Lastly, 4 drug trafficking charges within a year might just make one a “persistent felony offender” in most places, but it’s Bell County you know. Anyhow, you can see from the smiles in the mug shots that they know more about getting out of jail than the rest of us do.
Good Night Folks.
Update Coming Tomorrow.