Ora Man Arrested on Possession Charges

An Ora man was arrested Saturday after a deputy from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department reportedly found drug paraphernalia in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

The officer found that Thomas L. James was driving at a high rate of speed on U.S. 35 near County Road 600 North. While speaking to James, the deputy saw a piece of drug paraphernalia under the seat. James was detained and the officer retrieved several pieces of drug paraphernalia as well as a bottle containing several prescription medications.

James was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana less than 30 grams and Possession of Paraphernalia.