Traffic stop leads to arrest on drug, stolen gun charges

| November 28, 2016

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A stolen firearm was fully loaded within reach of the driver.

VALDOSTA – A Valdosta man was arrested Saturday after a traffic stop led to the reported discovery of drugs and a stolen firearm.

At approximately 8 p.m., a Valdosta Police Department K-9 patrol officer performed a traffic stop on a 1997 Crown Victoria for a traffic violation, said VPD Lt. Adam Bembry.

The driver, Christopher Jenkins, 31, was found to be driving with a valid driver’s license, but the officer reportedly “observed the odor of marijuana emanating from his vehicle,” according to VPD reports.

“A backup unit was then called to the scene to assist in the investigation,” Bembry said. “Jenkins’ vehicle was searched and in addition to finding marijuana, a quantity of methamphetamine was also recovered. Also, the search revealed a stolen firearm that was fully loaded within reach of the driver.”

The firearm was reported stolen out of Valdosta last month, reports stated.

Jenkins was taken into custody and transported to the Lowndes County Jail where he now faces

multiple charges including:  Felony Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Felony Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Marijuana and several traffic violations, reports stated.

“It is important to note that in this case an officer made a somewhat ordinary stop for a traffic infraction while happening upon a convicted felon with a stolen and fully loaded firearm while in the possession of narcotics in a residential area,” Bembry said. “This is another example that a Law Enforcement Officer never knows exactly who he or she is pulling over for a seemingly minor traffic violation.”

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  1. South Ga says:

    Would someone please explain how it is that Florida gas prices are under $2.00 and South Ga gas prices are at $2.07 a gallon. It really seems unfair.

  2. David M says:

    Well he’s screwed. Lowndes “County Jail.

    Yhe WORST,!!!!!

  3. Jesus says:

    Oh no, marijuana!!!!! Quit, get this thug off the street before he gets more ppl addicted to the devil plant!!! Smh.