Ex-Memphis hoops star Jackson arrested during traffic stop
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-