Man arrested on two possession charges in Jackson County
Sunday, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged one man with possession of methamphetamines and possession of a controlled substance (Xanax) without a prescription.
JSCO officials said a deputy observed a vehicle on Highway 231 driving 62 mph in a 45 mph zone. They say when the vehicle was stopped, the deputy saw one passenger throw a white object out of the window.
Once another deputy was on scene, it was discovered the white object was a white pill bottle, containing a plastic baggie with 3.03 grams of a crystal-like substance. The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamines.
According to officials, "A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a backpack in the front passenger-side floorboard, which held a yellow powdery substance inside some cellophane."
The occupant of the front seat, Michael James Hill, 26, of Compass Lake, stated the substance was a crushed Xanax pill that he did not have a prescription for. The vehicle's other occupants confirmed it was Hill who originally threw the bottle out of the window.
Hill was placed under arrest, and the other two occupants were released without charges.