A man in Athens is accused of drug trafficking

ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) – An Athens man was arrested Nov. 2 after Limestone County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered drugs and a stolen gun during a traffic stop.

According to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, Jimmy Gatlin III, 29, was pulled over by the Limestone County Narcotics Unit on US Hwy. 72 near Boyle Street when deputies discovered the drugs.

Deputies discovered a stolen handgun along with 2.4 ounces of methamphetamine and 24 grams of marijuana. Gatlin III is charged with distribution of a controlled substance, drug trafficking, possession of a concealed weapon without a permit and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies discovered a stolen firearm and drug paraphernalia during the arrest.(Limestone County Sheriff’s Office)

Gatlin III was booked into the Limestone County Detention Center on $43,250 bond.

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