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Traffic Stop Leads to Guns and Drugs, One Arrest Made


According to Sheriff's Office Officials, a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on C Hwy near the Walker area. While investigating the traffic stop, the Deputy was able to locate suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and two loaded firearms. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said it was the proactiveness of the Deputy that led to the seizure. "He was able to seize methamphetamine that was likely going to be distributed throughout our county." The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Richard K. Jackson, of Harwood. On Saturday morning, a warrant was issued by the Courts charging Jackson with:

Trafficking Drugs-2nd Degree

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Unlawful Use of Weapon

Jackson is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.