Mid-South police officer arrested for drug possession

Mid-South police officer arrested for drug possession
Officer James Mote, with the Walls Police Department, was arrested by Horn Lake police for drug and paraphernalia possession.

HORN LAKE, MS (WMC) - A Mississippi police officer is suspended after being arrested for drugs.

Horn Lake police arrested James Mote Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia -- both misdemeanors charges.

Mote is an officer with the Walls Police Department.

Horn Lake Police Capt. Joseph Keene says officers spotted a vehicle idling in a lot around 8 a.m. and found Mote slumped over in the driver’s seat with drugs and paraphernalia in plain view near his lap.

Mote was arrested and booked into the DeSoto County Jail. He was later released from jail on his own recognizance, according to jail records.

Walls Mayor Patti Denison says Mote is suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

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