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Rural man arrested on Sumner County warrant after traffic stop

Jackson also accused of meth possession, drug distribution, paraphernalia

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 8, 2019) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a rural Arkansas City driver May 5 for drugs and an outside warrant after he was stopped by an officer.

Chance James Jackson, 27, was arrested on suspicion of one count each of distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and no drug tax stamp, both of which are felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He also was arrested on a Sumner County District Court warrant for aggravated burglary.

Jackson was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $13,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

A traffic stop was conducted around 12:22 p.m. May 5 in the 100 block of West Taylor Avenue.

During the stop, an officer noticed an item in the vehicle, driven by Jackson, which previously had been reported as stolen.

The officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located two bags of substance thought to be methamphetamine, a digital scale, $200 in currency and multiple empty bags.

The vehicle’s occupants were questioned about the items. After further investigation, Jackson was taken into custody in connection.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.