By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Traffic stop yields $5,000 of meth
meth bust
Meth and drug paraphernalia seized from an otherwise routine traffic stop Jan. 6. - photo by For the Dawson County News

During a routine traffic stop, Dawson County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Jason Hogan seized 56 grams of methamphetamine, worth nearly $5,000.

Hogan originally made the stop just before 2 a.m. Monday morning, Jan. 6 on Hwy. 53 when he noticed a car driving with only one functional headlight. During the encounter with the driver, Frances Emily Cheek of Homer, Hogan noticed what appeared to be a plastic bag sticking out from the driver’s side mirror.

The bag contained 56 grams of methamphetamine, nearly two ounces. Cheek was charged with trafficking methamphetamines, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug objects, head light requirements, and license to be carried and exhibited on demand.

Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson commented on the bust, “I am proud of the efforts of Sergeant Hogan, as well as all of our deputies and staff. This is a prime example of our deputies working hard to keep our community safe.”

“It is also a testament to the tenacity of which they serve,” Johnson added. “By staying vigilant and acting upon, what may appear to many as a simple equipment violation, dangerous drugs were removed from our community and an offender was arrested.”

As of this date, Cheek is being held in the Dawson County Detention Center without bond.