San Angelo woman, Christy Jackson, was charged with 2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance on August 4, 2015 after police retrieved methamphetamine that was partially concealed inside a void in her vehicle’s door.

Prior to Jackson’s arrest, Patrol Officer T. Dietz had been searching for a reckless driver in a red truck that had several items in the truck bed when he observed a vehicle that matched the description pull into a parking lot in the 300 block of W 14th street.  Officer Dietz went to investigate and detained the truck’s driver, later identified as Jackson, for not having a front license plate.

During the detention, Officers observed something suspicious inside a void where a door handle was missing and requested assistance from a Police K9 Team. SAPD K9 Sergeant C. Cimino and Police Service Dog Vader responded to the request.  Vader conducted a “Sniff” search and alerted Officers to the door and they retrieved a small bag that contained suspected methamphetamine.  The contents field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed approximately 3 grams.