BY JENNIFER CABRERA
NEWBERRY, Fla. – Christopher Joshua Jackson, 35, was arrested last night and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. He was also arrested on a warrant for violating probation in a previous case.
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper stopped Jackson at about 8:45 p.m. last night near the Circle K in Jonesville for having an inoperable front headlight. When the trooper made contact with Jackson, Jackson reportedly said he had just hit a deer. The trooper noted that Jackson seemed very nervous and was sweating profusely. The trooper received information from dispatch that Jackson was wanted on a warrant for violation of probation and placed him under arrest.
While conducting an inventory of Jackson’s vehicle, the trooper reportedly found marijuana, MDPV, a glass pipe that smelled like marijuana, a straw with white residue on it, and an open beer.
Jackson’s warrant was issued in October after his probation officer filed an affidavit stating that he had violated multiple terms of his probation, including failure to pay fines and fees and completing the Batterers’ Intervention Program. The probation was ordered after Jackson violated a no-contact order with a victim in a previous case.
Jackson has nine misdemeanor convictions; Judge Thomas Jaworski ordered him held without bond for violation of probation and set bond at $14,000 on the new charges.
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