Traffic stop leads to drug arrest of convicted felon

WINGO, Ky. (KBSI) – A traffic stop led to a drug arrest of a convicted felon in Wingo Friday morning.

Cody R. Jackson, 28, of Wingo faces charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree – 2nd offense (Meth) (enhanced), possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/posses and inadequate silencer (muffler).

Two Graves County deputies conducted a traffic stop in Wingo around 4:30 a.m. While conducting the stop, Graves County Deputy Tyler Crane saw the driver moving around inside the vehicle which appeared as an attempt to conceal something.

Deputy Crane made contact with the driver, Cody Jackson. He was requested to exit the vehicle and asked if he was in possession of any weapons. Jackson admitted to deputies that he had a loaded handgun in the glove box, according to Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden. Deputies discovered that Jackson is a convicted felon which prohibits him from being in possession of any firearms.

After being placed under arrest, while the handgun was being secured; Deputy Chandler Sirls searched Jackson and found a black zippered pouch containing 4grams of suspected methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe, and a quantity of marijuana, according to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Hayden says during conversations with the suspect, Jackson told deputies that he had the gun for a reason, and if the deputies had given him a chance, he would have used it. Those comments were recorded on the deputies’ body worn cameras.

Jackson was taken to the Graves County Restricted Custody center and custody was transferred to jail staff.

Jackson has previous convictions for felony receiving stolen property, felony criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, two previous convictions of methamphetamine possession, theft of firearm, 1st degree burglary, and other offenses. He is currently on parole.

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