Driver of ATV jailed on drug charges

James Michael Cox

A Sunny Hills man is behind bars after a traffic stop led to the discovery of cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine.

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed an ATV moving in the travel lane of Sunny Hills Boulevard at 12:45 a.m. on April 28. The driver, later identified as 38-year-old James Michael Cox, noticed the deputy and moved the ATV onto the shoulder of the road and continued traveling.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop where Cox was unable to produce a valid license and was asked to step off the vehicle.

A search of Cox’s person found a substance that field tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Cox is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of controlled substance without a prescription and DWLSR.