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Meth trafficking suspect allegedly found with 6 ounces, gun, $8,700

STAFF REPORT • Oct 7, 2019 at 7:21 PM

KINGSPORT — A Kingsport man who had been the subject of an ongoing Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office investigation was arrested during a traffic stop in Kingsport on Friday while allegedly in possession of a loaded gun and a large amount of meth and cash.

A SCSO Narcotics Unit investigation reportedly revealed that James Curtis McDavid, 46, was suspected of trafficking large quantities of meth.

On Friday, deputies received information that McDavid was at a residence in the 3600 block of Sullivan Gardens Drive in Kingsport, according to a SCSO report.

When deputies arrived, they reportedly located McDavid in a vehicle behind a residence. At the time, McDavid was already wanted in Sullivan County for probation violation and in Hawkins County for failure to appear.

Upon being searched, McDavid was allegedly found in possession of more than 6 ounces of meth with a street value of nearly $17,000, as well as $8,700 in cash and a loaded pistol.

Brooke Adkins, who was wanted in Sullivan County for probation violation, was a passenger in McDavid’s vehicle when deputies arrived.

McDavid was charged with promoting the manufacturing of meth, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation.

McDavid is being held in the Sullivan County jail without bond. Adkins was released on $1,500 bond.

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