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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A Sylacauga man was arrested last month on drug-related charges, including one felony charge, during a routine traffic stop.
Sheriff Michael Howell reported that Deputy Scott initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the vicinity of Gilliland Circle and County Road 86 in the Goodwater area.
Upon approaching, Scott detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Howell reported that Scott saw some marijuana in the vehicle in plain view, and he proceeded to conduct a search of the vehicle.
That search resulted in locating more marijuana inside the vehicle, as well as a THC vape. Howell said that a firearm was also found in the vehicle, but because of changes in the law there is not a charge for that now.
Jaquon Jackson, 25 years old of Sylacauga, was arrested on the charges of first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Another individual in the vehicle, a 27-year-old Goodwater man, was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jackson was arrested in the early morning hours of February 16. His bond was set at a total of $5,000 for both charges, and he was released on bond later the same day to await trial.