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Newly-elected Hamilton Co. commissioner's son arrested for drug charges

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The son of newly-elected Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Martin was arrested Saturday and charged with selling drugs.

The arrest report shows that Peyton Martin, 18, was arrested Saturday night in Hixson after a traffic stop.

Martin failed to halt for a stop sign and was seen crossing the center line by a Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy.

The deputy stopped Martin and smelled marijuana in the car, later finding about 10 grams of marijuana in a coffee filter in the car's center console and another 10 grams in a jar inside the vehicle's truck after a search.

The search also revealed two bongs, glass pipes and marijuana in individual packets. A set of scales were found in Martin's left rear pocket.

Additionally, $384 in cash was seized.

Martin was charged with possession of marijuana for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, running a stop sign and failing to stay in his lane.

He was also charged with bringing contraband into a penal institution after placing small white pill on a bench at the Hamilton County Jail, according to the arrest report.

Elected Hamilton County Commission Greg Martin released this statement in regards to his son's arrest: 

First let me say we love our son very much. We are disappointed by the choices that he has been accused of Saturday afternoon. We will stand with our adult son to help him get the appropriate help he needs to address the issues he is facing. We appreciate prayers and privacy at this difficult time for our family.

Martin has been released on a $12,000 bond.

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