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Bad Parking Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

Police have arrested a man on a felony drug charge as a result of an investigation that started with stopping to deal with an illegally parked vehicle.

Tuesday night about 8:51 p.m., officers with the La-Grange Police Department observed an improperly parked truck in near the end of Sirrine Street.

No one was in the driver’s seat, so officers made contact with a male and female passenger inside the truck.

Due to the vehicle being parked in front of a residence that was known to be involved in illegal drug distribution, officers asked the subjects if either of them were on probation or parole. The male, Jon Thomas Hewett, then spoke up and told police that he was on felony probation for a drug related offense.

Police confirmed Hewett’s felony probation status and that he had a Fourth Amendment waiver due to his probation release.

Hewett was then removed from the vehicle and searched. He was found to be in possession of two small bags of suspected methamphetamine that were found in a black bag inside his inner jacket pocket.

Hewett was then placed under arrest and taken into custody without incident. The driver later came back to her truck and she consented to a search of her person. No contraband was found during the search and she was released after being cited for the improperly parked vehicle.

As a result, Hewett, age 35, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony).