Updated 11/23/20


Drug Investigation by the Giles and Lincoln County Sheriff's Departments led to an arrest of a Narcotics Dealer.
Narcotics Investigators Michael Thomason of the Giles County Sheriff’s Department and Investigator Mike Pitts of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department combined resources Friday and conducted a narcotics investigation in Ardmore, Tennessee that resulted in the arrest of a multi-county, multi-state, narcotics dealer.
James Brian Pamplin, 46, of Fayetteville, was placed into custody after Investigators recovered 36 grams of methamphetamine (packaged for resale), 2 grams of heroin, and 46 grams of marijuana (packaged for resale).
He was charged with the Sale of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine for Resale, Possession of Schedule I (Heroin), Possession of Marijuana for Resale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on a Revoked License.
Pamplin remains incarcerated at the Giles County Jail with a $404,000 bond awaiting his initial court appearance on December 1st.
The arrest also resulted in the seizure of $1,571 of suspected drug money and the Cadillac sedan Pamplin was utilizing to conduct illegal drug transactions.
“I would like to commend the teamwork of both Investigator Thomason and Investigator Pitts that resulted in the arrest of a narcotics dealer and the seizure of a substantial amount of narcotics. Our department works daily to do our part in interrupting the illegal drug trade. We will not stop fighting, and this is a great example of how agencies working together can lead to positive results,” said Giles County Sheriff Kyle Helton/
Investigators were assisted by Investigator Terrence Howard and Deputy David Buschmann of the Giles County Sheriff’s Department.
If a person has information regarding a criminal activity the sheriff's department encourages someone to contact their local agency.
The Giles County Sheriff’s Department telephone number is (931) 363-3505.