Christie Diane Johnson

An Athens woman was arrested Sunday on burglary and firearm theft charges.

According to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy found Christie Diane Johnson, 34, inside a gas station and she was taken into custody. The deputy said she confessed to having contraband on her person. While conducting a search of the vehicle, three firearms were found, including one that was reported stolen out of Arkansas.

Inside the vehicle, the deputy reported he found a substance believed to be methamphetamines.

As Johnson was in the booking process at the Henderson County Jail, officers found a substantial amount of methamphetamines concealed on her person, the sheriff’s office said.

Johnson was charged with burglary of building, theft of firearm, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of weapon.

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