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Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Arrest in Jackson County

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A traffic stop in Jackson County leads to a drug arrest.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, William Dwayne Goodson voluntarily removed a small plastic container containing methamphetamines from his pocket following a traffic stop near the intersection of I-10 and State Highway 71 in Marianna.

Deputies also found several chemicals used in the manufacture of meth as well. Goodson took responsibility for all the illegal substances and was book into the Jackson County Jail.

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Here is the press release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office

On 10-1-13 at approximately 8:19 p.m. a Deputy from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office affected a traffic stop on a Gold Ford Ranger near the intersection of I-10 and Hwy 71 due to the vehicle having no tail lights and no tag.

The 3 occupants were removed from the vehicle in order for the K-9 unit to conduct a free air sniff. When they were asked if they had any weapons on or about their persons, William Dwayne Goodson, voluntarily removed a small plastic container and a plastic baggie, both containing finished methamphetamines, from his pocket and placed it on the hood of the patrol car. Also found on his person was a straw with suspected methamphetamine residue and package of "Cush," which is a suspected synthetic marijuana product.

During the course of the deployment, K-9 Toby indicated a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. A probable cause search revealed the presence of several listed chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamines including Lye, Coleman Fuel, and Muriatic Acid.

In a post Miranda statement, Goodson stated that the items found were in his possession for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamines. Members of the Jackson County Drug Task Force responded due to the presence of the hazardous chemicals.

Goodson took responsibility for all of the illegal substances found and was subsequently lodged in the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance. The other two occupants were released.