MS man arrested in Jackson County on drug charges

Posted at 4:30 AM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 00:35:41-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL)- A Mississippi man stopped for a traffic infraction by a Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputy faces charges that include several for drugs and one for attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

Jeffrey Page, 30, of Thaxton, MS, arrested Wednesday, also faces a charge for driving with a suspended license.

A deputy patrolling Blueberry Drive just south of Sneads, FL, on Wednesday attempted to stop Page. But Page sped away, according to a news release, and was caught after the vehicle appeared to stall.

At the car, the deputy smelled marijuana coming from the interior and, in searching the car, found a baggie that he field tested as having methamphetamine, a plastic container with marijuana residue, and tubing protruding through the top of a bottle cap. The tubing contained what was presumed to be methamphetamine.

Among other items, the deputy found a green bag that had a coffee filter with more presumed methamphetamine in it and three glass pipes.

Page was taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.

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