Meriden man jailed in Jackson Co on multiple drug charges

David Friend/credit: Jackson Co Sheriff's Office

(KNZA)--A Meriden man in jailed in Jackson County on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop early Sunday afternoon.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said Sheriff- deputy conducted a traffic stop shortly before 12:30 on a pickup truck on U.S. 75 Highway in southern Jackson County.

The driver was suspected of driving without a valid driver- license.

During the course of the vehicle stop, Morse said a Sheriff- Office K-9 indicated the presence of drugs and or narcotics within the vehicle. A search was done and revealed items of drug contraband inside the vehicle.

The driver, 52-year-old David Friend, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving with no valid license.

Following his arrest, Friend was booked into the Jackson County Jail.

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