(FreedomBeacon.com)- The son of U.S. Republican Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas was detained for alleged possession of methamphetamine.
According to reports, James Womack, 34, reportedly tried to hide the alleged nine grams of meth by sitting on a zipped eyeglass case when authorities came as part of a probation house visit associated with a prior felony arrest. A metal spoon and other syringes were purportedly discovered by police inside the case. According to police, substances found in the case’s glass vial and baggie both tested positive for meth.
According to news reports, Womack was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, a controlled substance, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and sent to the Benton County Jail on $20,000 bail.
He remained in custody for over 24 hours.
In 2019, Womack was awarded an early release due to the coronavirus pandemic after pleading guilty to crimes including possession of a firearm and drugs. Womack had been handed a nine-year jail term.
He has already encountered the law and the cops numerous times.
Reports show James Womack was given a ten year sentence for a drug-related offense in 2010, but instead of serving it, he enrolled in a state prison boot camp with the understanding that, if he finished it, his criminal record would be cleared. He was detained in 2012 due to a parole infraction.
According to a statement from Shane Wilkinson, Womack’s attorney, Womack is like a lot of individuals who have suffered from drug addiction on and off for years. His addiction has a negative impact on him, his family, and those individuals he cares about. His addiction has caused years of suffering for his family, and today is no different.
Maybe he should have been forced to serve that ten-year sentence and keep his criminal record intact instead of deleting it, like many individuals in the same situation who did not have a politician daddy to bail them out.