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Mississippi officer arrested when found in car with drugs

James Mote | Photo: DeSoto County Jail, via WMC-TV

An off-duty police officer in Mississippi has been arrested after he was found passed out in a car with drugs in a Walmart parking lot.

Posted: Mar 27, 2019 2:58 PM

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) — An off-duty police officer in Mississippi has been arrested after he was found passed out in a car with drugs in a Walmart parking lot.

WREG-TV reports James Mote, an off-duty police officer in the DeSoto County town of Walls, was arrested around 8 a.m. Tuesday in Horn Lake.

Police say Mote was unresponsive in an idling car and they saw narcotics and drug paraphernalia near Mote's lap.

He was booked on charges of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia. It's unclear if Mote has a lawyer.

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