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Michael Alden Marcum
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
A vehicle stop ultimately resulted in the arrest of a Jefferson County man on drug-related charges, including a cocaine charge.
On October 25, Deputy Mitchell stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 280 just past County Road 49 for a traffic violation. As Mitchell approached the vehicle he saw three occupants.
After making contact with the individuals, he obtained their identifications and discovered that the driver and the male in the backseat both had outstanding warrants, and the driver’s license was revoked.
Mitchell asked all three occupants to exit the vehicle. While waiting to get extradition details for the two with outstanding warrants, Mitchell was given consent to search the vehicle.
The vehicle search led to finding drugs and drug paraphernalia, all located in the passenger side of the vehicle. The items were specifically discovered to be cocaine, methamphetamine and a clear glass pipe.
As such, 32-year-old Michael Alden Marcum of Watson, a community in Jefferson County, was arrested on the scene and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His total bond was set at $12,500 for all three charges, and he was released on bond the next day to await trial.