Johnson charged with possession of methamphetamine, other drugs
By Kim Swindell Wood | August 8, 2019 12:09 pm
A Quebeck man is facing multiple drug charges after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped by a White County deputy after he reportedly observed the driver not wearing a seat belt.
On Aug. 2, 2019, at approximately 6:54 p.m., Deputy Steven Page, of White County Sheriff’s Office, stopped a red Impala, on Sullivan Knowles Road, in the area of the Mt. Gilead Fire Department because the driver was reportedly not wearing a seat belt.
Jacob L. Johnson, 25, of Quebeck, was a passenger in the vehicle and had an active arrest warrant in White County for a violation of probation. A K-9 was deployed for an “open air sniff” around the vehicle and reportedly alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics.
A search of the vehicle was conducted. Page reportedly found, under the passenger seat where Johnson was sitting, a needle syringe and a homemade “hide,” which was an oblong ball of black electrical tape that is commonly used to conceal contraband.
Found inside the ball of black electrical tape were four pills believed to be suboxone, which is a schedule III controlled substance; one pill that was believed to be alprazolam, which is schedule IV controlled substance; two pills that were believed to be tizanidine hydrochloride, which is prescription only; and four pills believed to be quetiapine fumarate, which is also prescription only.
Found on the ground by where Johnson was standing was a corner of a plastic bag that reportedly contained approximately 1.0 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine wrapped inside of it. Johnson reportedly had a plastic bag in his right front pocket with a corner torn off, which was consistent with the plastic bag corner that contained the crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Johnson also reportedly had a roll of black electrical tape in his left pocket, which is consistent with the tape being used to hide a substance.
According to records from White County Justice Center, Johnson was arrested and charged with possession schedule II meth, simple possession schedule II, possession without a prescription (two counts), simple possession schedule IV, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $10,000. Johnson’s initial appearance in White County General Sessions Court was Aug. 6, 2019.