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Couple charged with trafficking on 4th of July

The Fourth of July is when Americans celebrate their freedom. But Independence Day has an opposite meaning as a McCreary County couple found themselves behind bars Tuesday night after being charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.


Sheriff Randy Waters reports Tosha A. Maxey, 41, and Eddie Mobley, 40, both of Stearns, were arrested after being found with multiple baggies of suspected methamphetamine, along with cash and digital scales following a traffic stop.

The couple was charged after Deputy Derek Dennis observed their vehicle run a stop sign on Lower Shirt Factory Road in Stearns and initiated a traffic stop around 5:37 Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Maxey, admitted to not having a valid drivers license and no insurance. After being placed in to custody, officers searched the vehicle and found 10 baggies containing about .7 grams of a crystal substance – suspected to be methamphetamine, as well as digital scales in the center console of the vehicle.

Both Maxey and Mobley denied possession of the items, but both were arrested on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense. Maxey was also charged with operating on a suspended license, no insurance and other traffic offenses.

According to Court records both Maxey and Mobley have upcoming arraignments for unrelated offenses. The couple were both arrested on June 16 on charges of disorderly conduct and menacing and each have charges of operating on suspended license pending against them as well.

Both were lodged in the Leslie County Detention Center.

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