WAYNE TOWNSHIP – A Columbus man is facing felony drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop Monday on state Route 104 near Dungan Road.
Jermaine J. Jackson, 28, is being held in the Pickaway County Jail, charged with receiving stolen property, possession of felony drugs and having weapons while under disability.
Lt. Steven Herron, Circleville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said troopers stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu at 12:26 p.m. Monday for speeding. After discovering the driver had a suspended license, the trooper asked him to exit the vehicle.
During the subsequent pat-down of the driver, Herron said a ball of cocaine was discovered, which led to a probable cause search of the vehicle. That search, he said, revealed a loaded Ruger .40 caliber handgun that was entered as a stolen weapon.
“The troopers at the Circleville Post, in partnership with the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and local agencies, are committed to keep the roadways safe and try to keep the drugs from entering our community,” Herron said.
Jackson likely will appear for an initial hearing Tuesday before Judge Gary Dumm in Circleville Municipal Court.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal