Athens man charged with drug trafficking


LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An Athens man has been arrested after Limestone County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they found drugs and a stolen weapon during a traffic stop.

According to the sheriff’s office, the Limestone County Narcotics Unit conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 72 at Boylan Street on Wednesday, November 2.

They allegedly found 29-year-old Jimmy Dale Gatlin, III, with a stolen firearm, 2.4 ounces of methamphetamine, 24 grams of marijuana, and paraphernalia.

Jimmy Dale Gatlin, III, 29 (Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page)

Gatlin was charged with the following: distribution of a controlled substance (marijuana), drug trafficking (methamphetamine), possession of a concealed weapon without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia (2nd offense – felony).

Gatlin was released from the Limestone County Detention Center on $43,250 bond.


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