Hogansville Police Make Huge Drug Bust
Hogansville Police have arrested a Columbus man on multiple felony charges after a traffic stop revealed he was in possession of large amounts of marijuana and cocaine.
The Columbus, Georgia man was pulled over around 7 p.m. on Tuesday while traveling on Interstate 85 near Hogansville, when a patrol vehicle license plate reader revealed that the suspect’s 2010 Ford Fusion had a suspended registration.
After the vehicle was pulled over, Jackson was determined to be driving on a suspended license, so he was placed under arrest. The subsequent investigation revealed about 90 lbs of marijuana in four large plastic wrapped packages and approximately 2 lbs of crack cocaine.
Both amounts are obviously consistent with distribution, rather than personal use.
Police say Jackson refused to tell them where he was taking the illegal narcotics.
All in all, just over 88 lbs of marijuana was confiscated once the packaging was removed. The Ford Fusion will also likely be seized for drug asset forfeiture.
As a result of the investigation, Jackson, age 34, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Driving while License Suspended, and Suspended Registration.
In Georgia, the amounts of marijuana and cocaine found are consistent with drug trafficking, but further testing must be done to validate these potential charges.
Additional charges are pending and this incident remains under investigation.
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