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2 face charges after police chase lead to drug find

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 1:00 PM
Last updated 11:00 PM
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Two 37-year-old men are facing drug charges after one of them fled from deputies Saturday and flipped his vehicle twice, police said.

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Michael Christopher Jackson

According to a police report, a deputy stopped a 2000 Ford Explorer for a window-tint violation about 1:30 p.m. at Deans Bridge Road and Augusta Tech Drive, but the SUV sped away when the deputy stopped to get out of his vehicle.

Police said the Explorer was traveling about 90 mph, disregarding traffic signals and signs before it hit a median while turning at Gordon Highway and Old Savannah Road. The vehicle overturned twice before coming to a rest in the parking lot of Thermal Ceramics, 2102 Gordon Highway.

The driver, Michael Christopher Jackson, of Taylor Street, and the passenger, Jason Ashley Blasingame, of Stockbridge, Ga., were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center before being booked into the Richmond County jail.

A search of the suspects and vehicles uncovered 4.7 grams of methamphetamine, 1 gram of heroin, less than 1 gram of MDMA/Ecstasy, nine Alprazolam pills and more than $1,600 in cash, police said.

The suspects were charged with possession of heroin, possession of MDMA, possession of Alprazolam and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Jackson also was charged with reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude, driving while license suspended or revoked, and material on front windshield/obstructs view.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/30/13 - 02:44 pm
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Flee

It was the suspended license that prompted him to flee.

Don't mess with Richmond County deputies. We've got the toughest window tint laws in the state.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 12/30/13 - 03:14 pm
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Dope runners
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Great picture, leave that on him for the rest of his life. We have got to get rid of dope dealers, Obama and Eric will not do the job.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 12/30/13 - 04:22 pm
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You are right Little Lamb

I went through a check point for Rolling Thunder and was interogated for 30 minutes about the tint on my daughters car. It was factory tint, I had my 2 grandchildren with me and never did anybody check to see if they were properly restrained. They did not ask for license or registration. I finally said "do you want to see my license?" The cop said "What?". I said "you need to go ahead and give me my ticket so I can fight in court my window tinting issue, I do not have time to sit here all night and you will need my license to do so."

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 12/30/13 - 04:43 pm
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I know

the deputy that did the stop. He is on top of his game got some drugs off the street and 2 people that will not be seeing the outside of a prison anytime soon

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/30/13 - 06:17 pm
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I though had seen the name somewhere in the news.

WONDER IF THIS IS THE SAME Michael Christopher Jackson?

Michael Christopher Jackson, of Morro, Ga. was arrested. Jackson was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, giving false information to law enforcement, trafficking in stolen Identity, two counts of illegal possession of credit cards, and chemical endangerment to a child.

It was the Henry Co. Alabama Largest Meth Bust to date.
1/3 a million in drugs plus $$$$$ weapons, id's and more.

WOW !!!!! I guess the meth addicts must be stealing left and right paying because he was able to post a $652,000 bail.

This is type of crime that should be on the books as a death penalty and enforced. There is no telling how many have died because of his drug dealing.

http://fav-meth-head-of-the-day.com/2013/06/16/michael-christopher-jacks...

wildman
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wildman 12/30/13 - 07:20 pm
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Time

They will be out of jail sooner than you think.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/30/13 - 10:32 pm
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Too bad they didn't break

Too bad they didn't break their necks. I hate drug peddlers.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/30/13 - 10:55 pm
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Classic mug shot
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Somebody call "The Smoking Gun".

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/30/13 - 11:57 pm
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Too bad it didn't break both

Too bad it didn't break both of their necks. Just take them out and shoot them and save us a lot of future trouble and expense. The fact that this guy is here on the streets in Augusta after his priors just proves the UN-justice system does not work.

corgimom
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corgimom 12/31/13 - 09:23 am
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Yeah, they were stopped for

Yeah, they were stopped for "window tint".

Uh huh.

Bulldog
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Bulldog 12/31/13 - 11:56 am
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"New" approach

For those of you unfamiliar with the process... This is very similar to the approach NYC used 20 years ago to reduce crime over 50%. Police stop and question anyone, anywhere when they spot even a small infraction. The proceeds have been tremendous! The number of people caught with outstanding warrants because of these "routine traffic stops" is amazing. And the number of drug dealers caught, has gone up smartly. If we can find funding to buy some CCTV equipment with tag reading capability, we will really see some progress. The few we have already are really putting a dent in the ability of known criminals to move around freely.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 12/31/13 - 12:42 pm
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Pretty Stupid!!

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

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