A 26-year-old Milledgeville was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop Friday night by a local deputy sheriff.
The man was identified as Jarron Harris, of the 100 block of Laverne Circle, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Veal.
Harris was charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, possession of drug-related objects, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
After being arrested, Harris was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center where he was jailed on the charges.
Veal said he stopped Harris while he was driving a 2012 Honda Civic because the car’s tag lights were not working. The car was traveling along Irwinton Road toward a convenience store at the time of the traffic stop.
The deputy said as he approached the passenger’s side front door, he smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from inside the car.
Veal said he asked Harris to roll down the window.
The deputy said he then explained to Harris why he pulled him over.
A short time later, Veal received assistance from Deputy Shawn Isley.
Harris was later asked to step out of his car. Veal said he asked Harris if there was anything illegal in the car, and Harris reportedly replied, “Yes, I have some in my pocket.”
The suspect then emptied his pocket without being asked to do so, Veal said in his report.
Veal said he later discovered a green plastic bag that contained suspected marijuana. The deputy said he then did a pat-down search on the suspect.
When the deputy asked Harris if he had anything else in the car that he needed to know about Harris reportedly told him there was a gun in the driver’s side seat.
Veal said he then informed Harris that he was going to search the car.
During the search, Veal said he discovered a Smith & Wesson handgun.
In the passenger’s seat of the car, Veal said he saw a brown book bag. The deputy said he found a glass jar inside the book bag that contained suspected marijuana. Veal said he also found a plastic bag that contained suspected powdered cocaine, and a plastic bag that contained suspect crack cocaine, and an orange prescription bottle with no label that contained suspected ecstasy pills, some brass knuckles, some cannabis oil and two sets of digital scales.
An undisclosed amount of cash also was found in the console compartment of the car, Veal said in his report.