On 9/13/14 Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators conducted a traffic stop on a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice for a traffic violation. The driver, identified as Jonathan Mitchell (21 yoa, Stephens Little Rd, Statesboro Ga), and passenger, identified as Michael Jackson (25 yoa, Stephens Little Rd, Statesboro Ga), both appeared very nervous. Jackson provided investigators with a Ga Dept of Corrections ID card. Master Deputy Kirk McGlamery and his K-9 partner Max arrived on scene at which point Max gave a positive alert on the vehicle for the presence of drugs. Jackson was found in possession of multiple baggies of marijuana, powder cocaine, and crack cocaine packaged for distribution. Jackson physically resisted arrest but was taken into custody. Mitchell was arrested and charged with Open Container and Jackson was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent, Possession of Marijuana with Intent, Possession of a drug related object, Open container, and Obstruction. Both were transported to the Bulloch County Jail. Jackson was on active parole at the time of his arrest.
On 9/16/14 Deputy 1st Class Randall Norman attempted to stop a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe on Veterans Memorial Parkway for a traffic violation. A short vehicle pursuit ensued, ending in the parking lot of Citizens Bank on Brannen St in Statesboro. The driver, Taj Jones (23 yoa, Bay St, Millen Ga), was taken into custody and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a new type of drug known on the street as “ear wax.” “Ear wax” is made by using aerosol butane to extract THC from marijuana, producing a substance with the texture of human ear wax and with an extremely high level of THC. Jones, on active parole at the time of his arrest, was charged with a seatbelt violation, driving without license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failure to maintain lane, DUI (drugs), fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction, and possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail.