JC Police charge Hampton woman with identify theft, possession of drugs

Published 9:21 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

Johnson City Police Officers Tuesday arrested Dorothy M. Lawson, 35, 105 Gracie Drive, Hampton, and charged her with identity theft and simple possession of Schedule II and IV drugs. Officers were called to Tyler Apartments, 1 Unaka Court, at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, where they were advised there were unwanted guests at the apartment and were on the property without permission. Officers then met with Lawson, who identified herself using her sister’s date of birth and social security number. After correctly identifying Lawson, officers placed her under arrest. While being transported to the Washington County Detention Center, Lawson made officers aware of narcotics, methamphetamine and Xanax hidden in her inner clothing. She is being held in the Washington County Jail in lieu of an $11,000 bond. She was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in Washington County General Sessions Court.

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