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Published: September 11, 2019


A TRAFFIC STOP OVER THE WEEKEND RESULTED IN A DRUG ARREST.  ACCORDING TO REPORTS, A DEPUTY WITH THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OBSERVED A SILVER NISSAN XTERRA SATURDAY TRAVELING WEST BOUND ON ELLINGTON STREET TOWARDS LOCUST AVENUE.  AS THE VEHICLE PASSED THE DEPUTY A FEMALE COULD BE SEEN ATTEMPTING TO PUT HER SEATBELT ON.  A TRAFFIC STOP WAS INITIATED.  THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE IDENTIFIED AS JIMMY DALE HOGAN, WAS ADVISED WHY HE WAS STOPPED IN THAT HIS PASSENGER DID NOT HAVE A SEAT BELT.  THE FEMALE PASSENGER ADVISED IT HAD GOTTEN HUNG.  WHILE WAITING ON A DRIVER'S LICENSE CHECK AND WARRANT CHECK ON BOTH SUBJECTS, CONSENT WAS GIVEN TO SEARCH THE VEHICLE.  A BLACK BAG CONTAINING A METH PIPE, DIGITAL SCALES, 6 GRAMS OF SUSPECTED METH, MULTIPLE BAGGIES AND A MEDICAL SYRINGE WERE RECOVERED AND HOGAN CLAIMED ALL ITEMS FOUND INSIDE.  HOGAN WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF METH FOR RESALE AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.  HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE LAWRENCE COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT INCIDENT.