Congressman Steve Womack’s son, who has a history of drug-related legal offenses, was arrested when he was allegedly caught with methamphetamine.
34-year-old James Womack is the son of U.S. Representative Steve Womack, R-Arkansas.
Womack had several prior legal issues over the span of approximately two decades, and many of them have been drug-related. He was convicted of drug charges in 2010 and 2019.
Due to the pandemic, in 2020, Womack was considered for early release from his 9-year prison sentence that began in 2019. He is currently on probation, and one of the terms is that he will be subjected to periodic home visits from an officer.
On July 11, a probation officer and an officer from the Lowell Police Department arrived at Womack’s residence for a home visit.
When the officers entered and began to look around, they reported that they noticed that Womack appeared to be sitting on an object.
They collected the item, and it was identified as an eyeglass case held closed by a zipper.
The officers opened the case, and they allegedly found a metal spoon, a baggie, a vial with a substance assumed to be methamphetamine, and syringes.
Womack was taken into custody and booked into the Benton County Jail. It is expected that he will face charges of felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Womack is being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond. According to the jail website, he was still incarcerated at the time that this was written.
His lawyer released a statement about the charges, including that Womack “has struggled with drug addiction on and off for years.” He has expressed sympathy for the way it has affected Womack and his loved ones.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.