An Old Fort man was arrested and charged after deputies responding to a 911 hang-up call found 2 grams of meth in the caller’s pocket, authorities said Wednesday.
Deputy David Jones of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Ronnie Eugene Hobbs, 54, of 14 Black Gum Drive in Old Fort, with possession of methamphetamine.
At 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, Jones responded to a 911 hang-up call and located the caller, Hobbs, at 970 Bat Cave Road. Hobbs reported that someone had been following him, but the deputy saw no signs of other people in the area.
A subsequent search of Hobbs turned up 2 grams of methamphetamine in the suspect’s pocket.
Hobbs’ bond was set at $10,000.