Teen arrested on drug charges


A traffic stop last week in northeastern Jackson County led to the arrest of a Seymour man on five drug-related charges.

Jaycob David Hampton, 18, was arrested after Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Mitch Ray conducted a traffic stop in the 7400 block of East County Road 725N near Rockford Bridge on March 27.

According to a news release, Ray said he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle during the stop. After a search of the vehicle, he discovered fentanyl, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana and mushrooms. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that often is mixed with other drugs and is the cause of many overdoses across the country.

Hampton was arrested and charged with dealing in a schedule I, II or III controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, dealing marijuana and hashish, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana and hashish.

Hampton was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 5:38 p.m. March 27 without bond.

County Officer Clint Burcham and Reserve Officer Joe Francis assisted with the investigation.

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