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Speeding driver found to have illegal drugs

(Lowndes Co. Sheriff's image) (Lowndes Co. Sheriff's image)
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

Another driver speeding down I75 in Lowndes County attracted law enforcement, and got arrested for his trouble.

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine tells WALB that Deyonco Lindsey Jackson, 29, of Orlando, Florida, was stopped by a deputy for driving 84 miles-per-hour.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop Last Thursday morning, and smelled marijuana, and saw that Jackson was extremely nervous. 

The deputy located 19 grams of Heroin, crack, and powder Cocaine weighing 5 grams collectively, a bag of Ecstasy pills, a bag of Alprazolam pills, digital scales commonly used for weighing drugs and a Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter pistol, reported stolen from Marion County, Florida. 

The drugs were packaged as if to be sold. 

Deyonco Jackson was placed under arrest and taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

Sheriff Chris Prine said "Our detectives are continuing to work on this and will be working with Marion County detectives regarding the stolen gun. This was great work by the deputies to recognize that something other than speeding was occurring and to continue investigating. Anytime drugs can be taken off the street it’s a good day and to recover someone’s firearm just adds to it."

Anyone with information about Deyonco Jackson or any other incident can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 229-671-2950; or anonymous tips can be provided at 229-671-2985 or on-line at www.lowndessheriff.com. 

Deyonco Lindsey Jackson, 29, of Orlando, Florida, faces these charges:

Trafficking in Heroin
Possession of Cocaine with the intent to distribute
Possession of Ecstasy with the intent to distribute
Possession of Alprazolam with the intent to distribute
Possession of Marijuana
Theft by receiving stolen property
Speeding
Possession of tools for the commission of a crime
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

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