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Firearms And Marijuana Were Found During Traffic Stop

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An Interstate 30 traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old Pine Bluff, Arkansas man after firearms and marijuana were found in his vehicle.

Marcus Jerome Jackson (HCSO jail photo)

Cumby Police Officer Jonathan Painter reported initiating a traffic stop on a white Cadillac CTS at 7:01 p.m. Saturday. The stop occurred on Interstate 30 west near mile marker 130.

After allegedly smelling a strong marijuana odor emitting from the vehicle, Painter reportedly conducted a probable cause search. Painter alleged finding two firearms and a large clear bag containing marijuana.

Following a roadside interview, Painter took driver Marcus Jerome Jackson into custody at 7:18 p.m. April 25, 2020 and transported him to jail. The passenger and vehicle were released at the scene, according to arrest reports.

Jackson was charged with possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana, a felony offense, and unlawful carrying of a weapon. The 23-year-old Pine Bluff, Arkansas man was released from the county jail Sunday, April 26. Bond was set at $5,000 on the felony marijuana charge and $2,000 on the weapon charge, according to jail reports.

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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