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Huntsville man facing drug charges

(Source: Huntsville Police Department) (Source: Huntsville Police Department)

Huntsville police charged 32-year-old James Starratt with multiple crimes following a traffic stop.

Investigators say on July 12 an officer stopped a car in the area of Pulaski Pike and Poplar Avenue for being in violation of the City of Huntsville Noise Ordinance and for not wearing a seatbelt. 

As a result of the traffic stop officers ended up finding cocaine, marijuana, a stolen .45 caliber handgun, forged checks and equipment used to make and print checks. Officers also found almost $14,000 in cash.

The driver James Starratt, was charged with possession of a forged instrument, possession of a forgery device, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

The department’s Financial Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation into the forgery equipment and it could result in additional arrests and charges.

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