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Athens man arrested on drug charges

Thomas Toombs. (Source: KLTV Staff) Thomas Toombs. (Source: KLTV Staff)

An Athens man was arrested on drug charges late Tuesday night.

According to Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, shortly before midnight deputies arrested Thomas Toombs, 33, of Athens for possession of methamphetamine and a glass pipe.

Sheriff Hillhouse said, while patrolling the Cherokee Shores Subdivision, deputies noticed Toombs had parked a minibike on the wrong side of the road and was sweating and acting nervous.

Toombs was charged with possession of methamphetamine after deputies found the drugs and a glass pipe in his pocket, according to Hillhouse.

The sheriff also said a minibike had been reported stolen in the area, but Toombs said he recently purchased it for cash. The bike was impounded.

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