Public intoxication arrest leads to discovery of 8.5 grams of methamphetamine

Published 11:05 am Friday, July 29, 2022

James Arwood, 64, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday, July 27, after deputies discovered 8.5 grams of methamphetamine during an inventory of his vehicle.
According to Washington County Sheriff Keith Sexton, deputies found Arwood intoxicated standing outside his vehicle on Herb Hodge Road.  Initially, he was charged with public intoxication and taken into custody. During the inventory of the vehicle, deputies located a felony amount of methamphetamine inside the vehicle along with multiple drug paraphernalia tools.
Arwood is charged with Schedule II drug violations, unlawful drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. He was taken to the Washington County Detention Center on an $8,000 bond. Arwood had his first appearance in court Thursday.

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