“The drugs are mine, I have a right to get high”, says man to Metro Police. #Arrested

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“The drugs are mine, I have a right to get high.” Those are some of the words Metro Police say 53-year-old Casey Jackson said to them during an arrest early Monday Morning in East Nashville.

Metro Police detectives observed Casey Jackson leave his Jones Court home with a female in a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix, which she was driving. In a coordinated effort, Metro detectives conducted a traffic stop at the Speedway at the corner of Gallatin and Cahal on the vehicle for traveling 43 mph in a 35 mph zone. He was detained at that location while a search warrant was executed on his residence where he just left. Jackson resisted being detained, and refused to give up his hands to officers., but was eventually restrained with handcuffs.

Casey Jackson (MNPD)

A search of his person revealed a bag in his cargo pocket, which contained a white substance that tested positive for a cocaine base, weighing 11 grams. Another bag of powder was located that contained 104 grams by weight, and also tested positive for cocaine base. Case Jackson spontaneously told detectives “the drugs are mine, I use them to get high, I don’t sell drugs, and I have the right to get high.” He reportedly further explained he keeps the drugs on his person so the children at the home are not able to access them. A simultaneous search of his home revealed a .22 caliber rifle in the master bedroom, along with this driver’s license in the same room. Jackson has four prior felony convictions for the sale of schedule II narcotics.

Jackson was taken into custody, and charged with felon in possession of a gun during a drug offense, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, and possession of cocaine with intent, 26-299 grams.  He is jailed in lie of a $85,500 bond.

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