Cracked windshield aids in drug arrest

COTTONDALE, Fla. — A Cottondale man faces drug charges after a routine traffic stop for a cracked windshield.

Joshua Blackman, 27, was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy stopped a truck traveling south on Highway 231 after seeing its windshield was cracked, obstructing the driver’s view.

Sheriff Louis Roberts III said that while the deputy was writing a warning citation, K-9 Roxy performed a free-air sniff and alerted to the presence of narcotics.

A substance was found in the possession of the passenger identified as Blackman. More methamphetamine and a cut straw containing residue was found adjacent to Blackman’s leg.

According to Roberts, a clear glass pipe commonly used to ingest methamphetamine was found near Blackman and tested positive for methamphetamine.

Blackman was taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

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