Ex-Mem­phis hoops star Jack­son ar­rested dur­ing traf­fic stop

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For­mer Univer­sity of Mem­phis bas­ket­ball star Joe Jack­son was ar­rested Wed­nes­day night on felony gun and drug charges and his bond was set at $35,000, ac­cord­ing to po­lice and court records. Ge­off Calkins says there are too many Tigers ar­rested for drugs. What’s go­ing on?

Jack­son, a Mem­phis na­tive, was charged with posses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance with the in­tent to man­u­fac­ture, dis­trib­ute or sell as well as posses­sion of a firearm while com­mit­ting a felony. He also faces an ad­di­tional mis­de­meanor charge for posses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia and a mis­de­meanor charge for an im­proper turn.

Ac­cord­ing to an ar­rest af­fi­davit, Jack­son was ar­rested on Treze­vant Street dur­ing a traf­fic stop at 6:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day. He was driv­ing a 2017 Chevro­let Ca­maro.

Of­fi­cers said when they ap­proached the car they smelled a strong odor of mar­i­juana com­ing from the ve­hi­cle.

Po­lice then asked Jack­son if they could search the ve­hi­cle and they found a Louis Vuit­ton back-

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