Bicycle rider pulled over in Murfreesboro, arrested

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A traffic stop of a bicycle rider on Broad Street ended with an arrest.

35-Year old Mitchell Earl Jackson was stopped for not having a light in front or behind his bike while riding in the dark. Murfreesboro Police stopped the homeless man for a light violation.

Officer Schalburg reported that Jackson smelled of marijuana. The officer wrote in a report, "When questioned, Mr. Jackson produced a bag of marijuana out of his front left pocket." Police also found a digital scale in his backpack. 6 Individual baggies of weed were also located.

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During the stop, Jackson agreed to show the officer his cell phone. "Multiple text messages were found of where Mr. Jackson was selling marijuana to a multitude of people," according to the report.

The marijuana and phone were seized and Jackson was charged with the sale of a schedule six drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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MPD Arrest Report #15-22702

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