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Traffic stop nets 94 pounds of narcotics


A West Georgia man
has found himself one of
the newest residents of the
Troup County Jail after
a traffic stop last Tues

day evening netted 93.5
pounds of illegal narcotics
heading for distribution
across West Georgia and
East Alabama.
A simple traffic stop
on Interstate 85 near the
city of Hogansville started
what would be one of the
largest drug busts recently
in the small Georgia
town. According to the
Hogansville Police De

partment an officer with
the agency was running
standard radar checks on
Interstate 85 and using a
vehicle plate reader.
The officers plate read

er alerted the officer to a
2010 Ford Fusion travel-
ing south on the Interstate.
The officer pursued the
vehicle and pulled it over
after the plate reader
notified the officer that the
vehicle was traveling with
a suspended registration.
Upon stopping the ve

hicle officers approached
the driver who has been
identified as Derrick A.
Jackson, 34, of Colum-
bus, GA. As officers
questioned Jackson they
discovered that he did
not have a valid driver’s license in addition to the
suspended registration.
Jackson was placed under
arrest by Hogansville of

Follow his arrest of-
ficers searched the Ford
Fusion Jackson was
operating and discovered
91.5 pounds of marijuana.
Officer also were able to
find nearly two pounds
of cocaine in the sedan.
Jackson was taken into
custody and charged with possession with intent to
distribute marijuana and
cocaine. Jackson was
also cited by officers for
driving on a suspended
license and suspended
registration. All illegal
narcotics in the vehicle
were seized by officers.
The Hogansville Police
Department continues to
look into the incident and
anyone with information
can contact (706)637-