LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — An Athens man has been arrested after deputies with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office say they found drugs and a stolen gun during a traffic stop.

According to the sheriff’s office, the Limestone County Narcotics Unit conducted a traffic stop on US Hwy 72 at Boylan Street on Wednesday, November 2. 

They reportedly found Jimmy Dale Gatlin, III, 29, with a stolen firearm, 2.4 ounces of methamphetamine, 24 Grams of marijuana, and paraphernalia. 

Jimmy Dale Gatlin, III, 29 (Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page)


Gatlin has been charged with the following: Distribution of a Controlled Substance(Marijuana), Drug Trafficking(Methamphetamine), Possession of a Concealed Weapon Without a Permit, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia(2nd Offense- Felony).

Gatlin has been released from the Limestone County Detention Center on a $43,250 bond.