Hancock County man charged with meth possession

Traffic stop leads to arrest and charges


HANCOCK COUNTY - Sheriff Travis Duffy reports that on Friday September 23, 2022 a traffic stop led to the arrest of a Lomax, IL man for Possession of Methamphetamine.

A Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol near Niota, IL attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Illinois Highway 9 near County Road 1450E on a red Ford F-150 for a traffic violation. The driver failed to stop and then traveled on county roads for approximately two miles before coming to a stop.

The driver was identified as Daniel S. Jackson, age 47 of Lomax, IL. A Sheriff’s Office K9 handler arrived to assist and the K9 gave a positive alert on the truck.

Approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine was located in the truck within Jackson’s possession. Jackson was arrested and charged with Fleeing/Eluding a Peace Officer and Possession of Methamphetamine. Jackson was transported to and lodged in the Hancock County Jail.

A passenger, Lindsey M. Fischer, age 41 of Dallas City, IL, was released at the scene.

All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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