Jacob Isaac Chitwood

Jacob Isaac Chitwood

A Westmoreland man was arrested after allegedly driving a vehicle with a stolen registration tag while in possession of drugs, paraphernalia and a handgun.

Jacob Isaac Chitwood, 25, faces multiple charges following the incident, which took place on Jan. 7.

According to the arrest report, Macon County Sheriff's Office deputy Dylan Gann confirmed with dispatch that Chitwood had an active violation of probation and made contact with him during a routine patrol.

Chitwood allegedly had a handgun in a holster in the vehicle's passenger seat at the time of his arrest, which had a round loaded into the chamber. He also told Gann there was methamphetamine inside a compartment left of the steering wheel and possibly more in a backpack in the passenger floorboard.

The report states that Gann recovered a substance resembling methamphetamine in two clear plastic bags, a hydrocodone pill, half of a Suboxone pill, $100, two digital scales, numerous small clear and orange bags, nine-millimeter bullets and a green glass pipe after a search of the car.

While Gann searched the vehicle, deputy Bryan Emberton ran its tag, which allegedly came back to a different vehicle than the one Chitwood was driving.

The following day, Emberton was dispatched regarding a complaint of a stolen tag and said the victim's registration matched the tag he had scanned during Chitwood's arrest. The tag was later returned to the victim.

Chitwood was charged with violation of probation, possession of Schedule III narcotics, driving on a revoked or suspended license, possession of a firearm during a violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule II narcotics, the manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamines, driving while in possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing of narcotics, theft of property and the use of a stolen or lost vehicle license.

His bond was set at $25,900, and his court date is slated for March 27.

He was also held for a court date on Jan. 9 regarding the charge of violating probation.