Phillip Glenn Hooten

A Ringgold man out of jail on parole landed right back behind bars late after allegedly arriving to a meeting with his parole officer with numerous drugs in his car, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Phillip Glenn Hooten, 22, of Riddle Circle, was arrested March 2 on charges of possession of marijuana (more than an ounce), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and a parole violation.

Around 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, the sheriff's office was notified that Hooten had been taken into custody at the Catoosa County probation office in Ringgold for a probation violation.

After being arrested, Hooten admitted to police that he also had a large quantity of marijuana and other drug-related materials in his vehicle.

When detectives searched Hooten's car, they found two containers of marijuana, one container of methamphetamine, two sets of digital scales, a glass smoking device, plastic bags, and over $2,500 in cash.

Hooten also had two cell phones and $500 in cash in his pockets, reports show.

All the drugs and cash were seized as evidence and Hooten was taken to jail without incident.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.