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UPDATE: Baylor tennis coach arrested for buying meth

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Baylor School spokesperson Barbara Kennedy confirmed to Channel 3 that Johnson has been a coach at Baylor School since 2003, but couldn't comment further since it is considered to be a personnel matter.


PREVIOUS STORY: A Baylor School tennis coach was arrested this afternoon in Whitfield County for allegedly buying meth.

It happened at a store off the Tunnel Hill exit around 2:30pm.

Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood says 51-year-old Philip Henry Johnson, of Ooltewah, was arrested after officers recorded him making a $200 transaction for methamphetamine.

The Sheriff says officers were in place to stop Johnson's vehicle as he made his way back onto I-75. During a search of Johnson's vehicle, Sheriff Chitwood says the meth was found in an empty can.

A firearm was also found.

Johnson is charged with Attempt or Conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Use of a Communication Facilities during Drug Transactions.

He is currently being held in the Whitfield County Jail without bond.

Sheriff Chitwood says the investigation is ongoing.

According to Baylor School's website, Johnson coaches the boys' middle school tennis team.

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