Drugs and gun seized during North Vernon traffic stop

Photo courtesy of North Vernon Police Dept.

A traffic stop in North Vernon led to the arrest of an area man on drug and gun charges. On Thursday, an NVPD officer stopped a vehicle that had only one working headlight.

Upon making contact with the driver, 29-year-old John Jackson, of North Vernon, the officer detected the odor of Marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle reportedly uncovered 20 grams of methamphetamine, five grams of marijuana, syringes, drug paraphernalia, digital scales, and individual plastic baggies.

Jackson is facing preliminary charges of:

Dealing in Methamphetamine: +10 grams and Involving a Firearm – Level 2 felony
Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 felony
Possession of Marijuana – Class A Misdemeanor
Possession of a Syringe – Level 6 Felony