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Man Held on Drug Charges After Driving Erratic on Interstate

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On Tuesday the 18th of June at approximately 0720 hours, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department received a call in reference to a reckless driver on I-10. The information was provided that the vehicle was a black Infinity westbound from the area of the 160 mile marker.

Upon the deputy responding to I-10 in the area of the 142 mile marker, he observed the vehicle and began to follow for observation purposes. The vehicle was observed swerving in and out of its lane and was unable to maintain a single lane.

A traffic stop was performed on the vehicle at approximately 0737 hours in the area of the 136 mile marker and contact was made with the driver. The driver appeared to be under the influence of an unknown controlled substance.

A consensual search of the vehicle was performed at which time the deputy did locate a pill bottle that contained numerous marked and unmarked pills. The deputy was able to determine that the bottle contained 14 Hyrdocodone pills that the driver did not have a prescription for.

The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Jackson County Jail for this incident.

Arrested was Justin D. Sweetman 37 years old, Wesley Chapel, Florida, charged with Trafficking in Hydrocodone