Child support arrest leads to discovery of 28 grams of meth

(Courtesy: Lawrence County Sheriff's Department)
(Courtesy: Lawrence County Sheriff's Department)

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – As authorities were arresting a man for child support earlier this month, they reportedly found 28 grams of methamphetamine.

According to a press release, it happened Oct. 18 on Alexander Lane in Ethridge, Tennessee.

The sheriff’s department says they arrived at the home to arrest Gary Gordon when several people ran inside and shut the door.

After knocking several times, authorities say a woman opened the door. Four people were found inside and Gordon was arrested.

(Courtesy: Lawrence County Sheriff's Department)
(Courtesy: Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department)

During his arrest, officers reportedly noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana and saw drug paraphernalia in plain view.

The other three people were detained while a narcotics investigator was called to the home to conduct a search.

A press release states 28 grams of methamphetamine, 2 grams of marijuana, a marijuana roach, several paraphernalia items, $1,940 cash and two handguns were found.

One of the handguns had the serial number scratched off and is believed to be stolen.

The sheriff’s department says Gordon claimed ownership of all the items seized and he was transported to the Lawrence County jail.

He was booked on the child support warrant and also charged with possession of schedule II meth for resale, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.