A traffic stop led to drug charges against a Marianna man on Tuesday evening.
According to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy with that agency pulled over a truck at the Interstate 10/State Road interchange just after 8:15 p.m. because it had no tag and no operational tail lights.
The three occupants were made to get out of the vehicle so that a K-9 could conduct a “free air” sniff, and the people were asked if they had any weapons on them. At that point, the release indicated, William Dwayne Goodson voluntarily reached into his pocket and retrieved a small plastic container and a plastic baggie which contained finished methamphetamine. Authorities said he placed those on the hood of an officer’s patrol car. The deputy also found a straw on Goodson’s person which contained suspected methamphetamine residue, and discovered a package of “Cush,” described as a suspected synthetic marijuana product, according to the release.
The K-9 indicated a positive alert for the presence of narcotics at the truck, and a probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle, the release stated.
Officers found several listed chemicals and items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to the report, including lye, fuel and muriatic acid. THe Jackson County Drug Task Force responded to the scene due to the presence of hazardous chemicals, officials said.
After being read his Miranda rights, Goodson said the items found were “in his possession for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamines,” the release stated. Officials reported that he took responsibility for all the illegal substances found, and was subsequently taken to jail to await his first appearance on three charges --possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia and attempting to manufacture methamphetamine.
The other two occupants of the truck were released with no charges filed against them.