The son of an Arkansas U.S. representative was tossed back into jail after he was apprehended last Wednesday for possessing meth while on probation for drug offenses. James Womack, son of GOP lawmaker Rep. Steve Womack was arrested after being caught by authorities attempting to conceal a container with suspected methamphetamine in his home in Rogers. Police were at his residence conducting a probation home visit of the 34-year-old at the time of his arrest.

According to the New York Post, Womack allegedly tried to hide the container by sitting on it when the cops arrived. While sifting through his home, cops reportedly found several syringes and a metal spoon inside a case along with some substances contained in a glass vial as well as a baggie. The suspicious items all tested positive for methamphetamine. The arrest report said Womack denied selling the meth and insisted he was merely using the stash found in his home.

At present, Womack is currently being held at the Benton County Jail on charges of felony possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. He was booked on a $20,000 bond.

Womack is no stranger to this scenario as he was arrested multiple times in 2012 for violating his parole when he was jailed in 2010 for selling six grams of meth. Back in 2018, he was also apprehended on multiple drug and gun charges and sentenced to nine years in prison in 2019 but was freed in 2020 due to a Covid ruling that sought to empty prison facilities of non-violent inmates to curb the surge of infections.

At the time, Womack’s father said, “Like so many families across this nation, our family has been dealing with a loved one's addiction. The most recent arrest of our son adds to that pain.” He expressed his family’s unconditional love for his son, however pointing out that he is still accountable as an adult for the choices he makes in life. “We honor and respect the criminal justice system that will decide his fate,” Steve Womack added.

Meanwhile, the lawmaker has not yet made any official comment or statement on his son’s recent entanglement with the law.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talks to reporters with Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR)
Repeating his claim that President Donald Trump has been 'acquitted for life,' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talks to reporters with Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) at the U.S. Capitol February 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. The House GOP leaders derided House Democrats for not proposing a federal budget and McCarthy suggested a conspiracy by Democrats to hinder the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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