On Monday, April 11, Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Sgt. Jarrod Lauth conducted a traffic stop on a motorized scooter for invoking a traffic violation. James Leshaun Jennings, 32, of Madison, was driving the scooter. During the course of the traffic stop, Sgt. Lauth became suspicious of Jennings due to the exhibited behavior of the subject.
According to MCSO reports, Jennings was instructed to step off the scooter so that Sgt. Lauth could pat him down for weapons. During the pat down, Sgt. Lauth felt several small bags in Jennings’ back pocket. Sgt. Lauth removed a clear plastic bag that was tied in a knot and contained 19 smaller baggies. Each baggie contained an amount of synthetic marijuana packaged in a manner that is consistent with street level narcotic sales.
Jennings was arrested without incident. During transport to the Madison County Jail, it was discovered that Jennings had discarded a torn yellow piece of plastic in the patrol vehicle. Further inspection of the plastic found it to contain five Oxycodone tablets.
Jennings is facing charges of possession with intent to sell synthetic marijuana, possession of synthetic marijuana over three grams and possession of a controlled substance without prescription (the Oxycodone).