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Gray man faces meth-related charges

Staff Reports • Jan 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM

A 26-year-old Gray man has been arrested on methamphetamine-related charges.

James B. Kimes, 136 Greyland Drive, was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Officers with the Johnson City Police Department and agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and 1st Judicial Drug Task Force responded to 417 Garden Drive in response to an anonymous tip that a man inside the apartment was operating a meth lab.

Law enforcement saw Kimes sitting in a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina, and he was ordered out of the vehicle.

Police said they found a two-liter soda bottle, an unopened package of pseudoephedrine tablets, a glass jar, a container of salt, a clear baggie and a blue funnel, which are all commonly used in to make methamphetamine.

Kimes reportedly told officers he bought the medicine tablets and other paraphernalia for a friend, but declined to identify anyone.

The apartment was searched but no other drug-related items were found.

Kimes was being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $11,000 bond pending an appearance in Sessions Court today at 9 a.m.

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