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Statesboro man arrested on drug charges
Traffic stop leads to arrest

The passenger of car was arrested on drug charges after officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Saturday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.

When investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team stopped the 1994 Chevrolet Caprice for a traffic violation, both the driver and passenger “appeared very nervous,” according to a sheriff’s office news release issued Wednesday.

The passenger, identified as Michael Jackson, 25, of Stephens Little Road, provided investigators with a Georgia Department of Corrections identification card, the release says.

Master Deputy Kirk McGlamery and his K-9 partner, Max, arrived on the scene. Max gave a positive alert on the vehicle for the presence of drugs, according to the release.

Jackson was found to have several baggies of marijuana, powder cocaine and crack cocaine “packaged for distribution,” the release says.

Jackson physically resisted arrest but was taken into custody, according to the release.

The driver, identified as Jonathan Mitchell, 21, of Stephens Little Road, was arrested and charged with an open-container violation.

Jackson was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a drug-related object, open-container violation and obstruction.

Both were taken to the Bulloch County Jail. Jackson was on parole when he was arrested, according to the news release.


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