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Man arrested on drug charges in Fort Oglethorpe

drug arrest in fort Oglethorpe

A man is being held without bond in the Catoosa County jail after he was found in possession of methamphetamine and a gun during a routine traffic stop in Fort Oglethorpe, police say.

According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:

James Robert Lawhorn, 32, of Forest Plaza Drive in Hixson, Tenn., was arrested on Feb. 19 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, operating a vehicle without a valid tag, driving while unlicensed, and probation violation.

Just before 8 p.m. on Feb 19, Sgt. Michael Cannon pulled Lawhorn over on Battlefield Parkway after noticing an expired tag on the 2010 Ford Edge he was driving.

Cannon quickly discovered Lawhorn didn't have a license, and shortly there after discovered drugs in the vehicle.

Lawhorn admitted there was a gun under the driver's seat of the vehicle, and claimed ownership of a black box found in the car, which included multiple plastic baggies, a digital scale, and an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine.

Lawhorn was also wanted for probation violation on a separate meth possession charge.

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