Fairmont man facing multiple drug charges in Monongalia County

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A Marion County man is facing multiple drug charges in Monongalia County after deputies said they found cocaine, marijuana and heroin in his jacket pocket during a traffic stop.

On Sunday, March 24, deputies with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle they witnessed swerve off the right side of the road. Deputies said they approached the vehicle and identified the three occupants, including Eric Jackson, 22, of Fairmont, who was in the back passenger-side seat.

Deputies said they immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. While performing a pat-down of Jackson, deputies said they felt a large bulge on his right front jacket pocket. Deputies then removed the item from his pocket and discovered it was a bag containing four different individually packaged substances. One bag contained 13 grams of cocaine, another contained 11 grams of heroin and a third contained 13 grams of marijuana, according to court documents.

Deputies said the final bag contained a bag of powder which Jackson said contained vitamins or ground up pills to “cut” other drugs. Deputies said the term “cut” means to mix a foreign substance with a controlled substance to make it look like you have more drugs than you actually have to make more of a profit.

Jackson was also in possession of $47 in cash and two smart phones, according to deputies.

Jackson has been charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court documents.

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