JCPD: Man faces several drug, gun charges after traffic stop

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A Jonesborough man faces several charges after a routine traffic stop on Saturday. 

The Johnson City Police Department has charged Joshua Craig Garland, 31, with altered license plate, driving on a suspended license (1st offense), unlawful drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule IV, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.

According to a news release from JCPD, the arrest stems from officers observing a vehicle traveling on Knob Creek Road with a license plate that was partially covered.

The report says the vehicle soon stopped and officers investigated. After making contact with Garland, officers noticed the license plate had been altered.

Further investigation revealed that Garland’s driver’s license is currently suspended.  

Garland was arrested and his vehicle was inventoried before being towed.

This led to the discovery of several pieces of drug paraphernalia, pills, methamphetamine, and a rifle with a bump stock attached.

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