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ROGERS, Ark. – The son of Arkansas congressman Steve Womack has been arrested on drug charges, authorities said.

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James Womack, 34, of Rogers, who has a history of drug arrests and convictions, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, KNWA-TV reported.

According to an arrest affidavit, police accompanied a probation officer to the younger Womack’s home on Wednesday, where they noticed he was sitting on a zipper-style eyeglass case, The Associated Press reported.

The case contained an orange, cylinder-shaped container and suspected methamphetamine inside the container, according to KNWA.

Police also found multiple syringes, a metal spoon and another empty baggie with suspected meth residue in the case, according to the affidavit.

Police removed the residue and it tested positive for meth, KNWA reported. James Womack told police he was not selling the drug but admitted to using it, according to the affidavit. Police said he had nine grams in his possession.

In April 2019, James Womack began serving a nine-year prison term after pleading guilty to five felony charges for drugs and guns, according to the television station. In May 2020, the Arkansas Department of Correction placed him on a list of inmates being considered for early release because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

James Womack was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2010 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, the AP reported. He was sent to a state prison system boot camp with the promise that his criminal record would be expunged if he successfully completed the program, but he was arrested in April 2021 on a parole violation.

“This young man, like a lot of people, has struggled with drug addiction on and off for years,” James Womack’s attorney, Shane Wilkinson, told the AP. “He has an addiction that has affected him, his family, and other people that love him. His family has struggled with his addiction for years, and this is no exception.”