County Sheriff Kerry Lee reported Floyd Jackson, 52, of Caliente, was arrested in the early morning hours of June 1 in Caliente and found to be in possession of methamphetamines and also of violating his parole.
Lee said, “One of my officers, who is a member of the Eastern Nevada Narcotics Task Force, made the arrest in Caliente following a reported disturbance. The officer located Jackson in Caliente, driving a blue BMW with Nevada plates, and made a traffic stop.”
During the traffic stop, Lee said, “The officer observed an open container of something in a cup holder in the vehicle. When asked about it, Jackson openly admitted it was alcohol. The officer conducted a field sobriety test which Jackson passed, so he was not charged with DUI.”
Lee continued, “When the officer asked for the vehicle registration papers and Jackson opened the glove box, the officer noticed a small butane torch, commonly used for the smoking of drugs.”
A check of the license plates indicated Jackson was still on probation, and Lee said, “Upon contacting the probation officer, [Lee’s officer] was given authorization to search the vehicle which resulted in the discovery of a drug pipe used for smoking methamphetamines and approximately about nine grams of what was suspected to be methamphetamines.”
Nine grams is a little more than a quarter ounce. “It might seem a small amount, but in meth, it’s quite a lot.” Cash and several cell phones were also recovered.
Jackson was charged with having an open container of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in controlled substance, and probation violation.
He has appeared before Judge Cowley and remains in custody at the Lincoln County Detention Center.
Bail was set at $50,838.
Lee thanked the Eastern Nevada Narcotics Task Force for their help with the investigation on this case.