Cedrick Jackson was arrested Feb. 28 on charges of felony possession of drugs (methamphetamine), paraphernalia, aggravated assault and resisting arrest after a Maricopa Police officer noticed an expired license plate.
Jackson was driving on John Wayne Parkway about 7 p.m. when an officer saw the expired plate on his vehicle. The vehicle was stopped on Cobblestone Farms Road. Jackson and two adult males were in the vehicle, according to the MPD probable cause statement.
A second officer arrived at the scene and allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A records check also indicated one of the passengers in the vehicle was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Police had Jackson exit the vehicle and an officer told him there was an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle and his passenger was wanted on a warrant. Jackson exited the vehicle, but the officer reported he refused to comply with commands and faced the officer “with his fists clenched,” according to the report.
The officer grabbed Jackson as he attempted to pull away and put Jackson “in a control hold by wrapping his arms around Jackson and tackled Jackson to the pavement,” according to the report.
Additional officers arrived and helped place Jackson into handcuffs as the second officer kept control over the two passengers.
A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bottle containing about 1.7 grams of methamphetamine. The container was found inside a door compartment.
According to the report, Jackson not only admitted the bottle belonged to him, but he also described it to officers. He said he resisted arrest because he knew officers would arrest him for the drugs, according to the report. The methamphetamine field-tested positive.
Jackson was transported to the Pinal County Jail and booked.