ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said a stop by one of his K-9 officers lead to a narcotics violation and the recovery of a stolen weapon Saturday night.
“Sgt. Daniel Clark and his K-9 partner Jaxx made a vehicle stop for suspected impaired driving, Saturday around 11 p.m in the Butters Community,” said McVicker. “During the stop Clark determined the driver, Kendrick Lee Jackson, 36 of Lumberton, was operating a vehicle with no license. Deputy Clark requested the assistance of Bladenboro Officer Timothy Hester and Bladen Corporal Travis Deaver. Clark deployed his K-9 Jaxx who alerted on the vehicle.”
McVicker said a subsequent search disclosed a stolen handgun from Robeson County, 20 grams of pills and 112 grams of marijuana.
Jackson was charged with Felonious Possession of Marijuana; Trafficking in Opium; Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Carry Concealed Weapon and Possession of a Firearm By a Convicted Felon. Jackson was placed in Bladen County Jail under an $800,000.00 secured bond.
“This is a good example that there is no such thing as a ‘routine’ traffic stop,” McVicker pointed out. “Officers cannot assume anything and have to be prepared for everything. Here they were confronted with a convicted felon having a concealed, stolen gun and narcotics. Officer safety is important to us all and that is why local and state departments rely so heavily on each other for backup and support.”