Two facing drug-related charges after deputy stops motorcycle


A motorcycle driver and his passenger were taken into custody Tuesday after authorities say a traffic stop yielded methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

In his incident report, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Byler noted he stopped the motorcycle on a traffic violation and found the driver of the cycle, identified as Jordan A. King (pictured above, left), 24, of Batesville, had a warrant from the county for his arrest.

A search of King during the arrest for the outstanding warrant found drug paraphernalia in his pocket, the report said. That led to a search of the motorcycle’s compartments, and of the passenger, identified as Jacqueline A. McKown (right), 29, of Batesville. Byler said in the cycle’s compartments, he found a plastic bag containing meth and multiple empty plastic baggies, along with a set of digital scales. Byler said both occupants of the motorcycle denied any knowledge of the narcotics, according to the report.

Being accused of drug-related felonies, both suspects were transported to the Independence County Detention Facility. Charges facing the two include possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. King was served with the arrest warrant out and was also cited for two traffic-related infractions.

Images via Independence County Sheriff’s Department

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