The Sneads Police Department reports the arrest of a Bascom man in a traffic stop conducted last Friday near the intersection of Highway 90 and Legion Road.
Officials did not state the reason for the stop, but in a press release said the officer learned during it that driver Daniel Meola, 22, had a suspended driver’s license and was at that time on felony probation.
The SPD officer requested assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit and the team dispatched. K9 Edge gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, officials said.
“While conducting the search officers found a loaded firearm in the driver’s seat, multiple rounds of ammunition and drug paraphernalia used to ingest illegal narcotics,” the release stated. “The driver was arrested on scene without incident and transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance,” it continued.
Meola is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license suspended, the release states.
At the conclusion of the release, SPD Chief Michael Miller expressed thanks for the assistance of the JCSO team in the incident.