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Traffic Stop Uncovers Drugs, Forgery Equipment and Stolen Gun

Published on July 18, 2017

The Huntsville Police have charged James Starratt, 32 of Huntsville, with multiple crimes following a traffic stop.


On July 12 an officer with the Huntsville Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team 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 seat belt.  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 and only occupant of the car, 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.

James Starratt