A routine traffic stop in New Caney resulted in two arrests Sunday afternoon and may have exposed a pair of drug traffickers.
Deputy Josh Bergland with the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office stopped a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Robert Jackson of New Caney, with 39-year-old Kevin Coolidge as a passenger.
Jackson’s criminal record reads like the Penal Code, with police records showing prior offenses including possession of a controlled substance; aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury; assault causes bodily injury; driving while intoxicated (three or more convictions); driving under the influence; driving while license suspended; driving while license suspended, enhanced; and prohibited weapon switchblade/knuckles.
Public records show Jackson has no valid driver’s license.
Police record show Coolidge has no prior criminal record.
When Bergland stopped Jackson for a traffic violation, he found Jackson was in possession of a large amount of cash, believed to be drug trafficking proceeds. The investigation led to Jackson’s residence at 28064 FM 1485 E. where deputies confiscated methamphetamine and drug packaging paraphernalia in two areas.
Jackson was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance greater than 1 gram but less than 4 grams and money laundering, more than $1,500 but less than $20,000. His bond amounts total $40,000.
Coolidge was charged with possession of a controlled substance greater than 1 gram but less than 4 grams. His bond was set at $3,000.
Pct. 4 Constable Rowdy Hayden said the arrest was one more example his administration’s zero tolerance policy and anyone who is using, selling or transporting them had better stay out of East Montgomery County.