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Lawrence Co. Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

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Posted at 5:07 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 18:07:18-04

A man originally wanted on a child support warrant was arrested on multiple drug charges.

Authorities said they went to a home on Alexander Lane in Ethridge to serve an arrest warrant on Gary Gordon for child support on October 18.

When they arrived at the scene, multiple people ran inside the home and shut the door.

Officials said a female who lived at the home answered the front door, and they were able to quickly take Gordon into custody.

While the arrest was taking place, authorities noticed a strong smell of burnt marijuana and noticed paraphernalia items in the home.

Three other people were detained while authorities gained a consent to search the home.

Inside, they found 28 grams of methamphetamine, two grams of marijuana, a marijuana roach, several paraphernalia items, $1,940 in cash, and two handguns.

Reports stated the serial number was scratched off of one of the handguns and was believed to be stolen.

Gordon claimed ownership of all of the items. He was taken to the Lawrence County Jail.

Along with the child support warrant, Gordon was 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.