Lexington man arrested on drug charges in Nicholasville

Published 9:31 am Thursday, September 21, 2023

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A Lexington resident was arrested in Nicholasville for multiple charges earlier this week.

James R. Woolums was arrested on Monday, Sept. 18, on North Main Street when a Nicholasville police officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound on the road. According to the arrest report, the officer entered the car’s license plate into a computerized index through the National Crime Information Center, and he discovered that the driver of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license as of June 1, 2023.

After confirming the driver’s identity as Woolums. with the Jessamine County Dispatch, the officer detected the scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle, granting officers probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle. Before Woolums’ person and car were searched, officers asked him whether he had any type of narcotic on him, to which he responded that he had a “small taste of H.” No marijuana was found in the vehicle, according to the arrest report.

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Woolums was transported to the Jessamine County Detention Center shortly after. He was not listed on the detention center’s roster of inmates as of Wednesday afternoon.

He was charged with driving on a DUI suspended operator’s license, possession of a controlled substance 1st-degree 1st-offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.