A report of a suspicious vehicle on the parking lot of the Huddle House in White Hall on Jan. 3 resulted in the arrest of an Alexander man on drug-related charges.
George McKenzie, 33, was taken into custody after White Hall Officer Brian Hornsby saw a syringe in plain view inside the vehicle McKenzie was driving, White Hall Investigator Sgt. Celena Harbison said in a probable cause affidavit presented in district court on Jan. 4.
According to the affidavit, Hornsby saw McKenzie moving around inside the vehicle, but, initially, he would not roll down the window and talk to the officer. When McKenzie finally acknowledged Hornsby, he was asked to step out of the vehicle and complied. He was placed under arrest after the syringe, which contained a liquid substance, was found. A white round plastic container in the front floorboard contained 2.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
On Jan. 4, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for McKenzie, who is on parole, after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.