Traffic stop in Hancock County leads to arrest of Lomax man on methamphetamine charge

Daniel Jackson | Photo courtesy of Hancock County Sheriff's Department

NIOTA, Ill. — A Friday traffic stop led to the arrest of a Lomax man for possession of methamphetamine. 

A deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department on patrol near Niota attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Ill. 9 near County Road 1450E on a red Ford F-150 for a traffic violation. The driver failed to stop, then traveled on county roads for approximately two miles before coming to a stop. 

The driver was identified as Daniel S. Jackson, 47. A canine handler from the sheriff’s department arrived to assist, and the K9 gave a positive alert on the truck. Approximately two grams of methamphetamine was located in the truck within Jackson’s possession. 

Jackson was arrested and charged with fleeing/eluding a peace officer and possession of methamphetamine. He now is lodged in the Hancock County Jail. 

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