Alexander Jernigan

Jernigan, Alexander Lee

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Failure to Maintain Lane

Open Container Violation Beer/Ale/Proter/Stout/Other Similar Beverages

Possession of a Firearm or Knife During Commission or Attempt to Commit certain Felonies

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Monday June 27 2022, at approximately 2045 hours, I responded as a secondary unit to Lt. JA Ibarra on a traffic stop on the Interstate 75 North ramp from East Main Street. Upon arrival, Lt. Ibarra stated the driver of the vehicle (a 2003 Cadillac CTS) admitted to the presence of marijuana inside his vehicle. The driver (identified as Alexander Jernigan) stayed by Lt. Ibarra while I conducted a vehicle search. Lt. Ibarra also advised of a firearm in the vehicle.

During the search, I located several bags of sound wiring. A black catch all bag was sitting on the front seat. When I moved the bag, I saw a glass smoking device I recognized as such to be used for smoking Methamphetamine. The pipe appeared to have residue in it. I advised Lt. Ibarra to detain/handcuff Mr. Jernigan at this time.

Inside the catch all bag I found a small bag of a white in color powder (unknown substance). A further search of the front passenger seat yielded another glass smoking device with residue. A Vape pen with had a brown in color fluid in it was also found. A Smith and Wesson .45 (serial number HPH1143) was located in a holster with a round chambered. A large bottle of Hennessy was found in the front passenger seat. The bottle was open and partially gone.

Mr. Jernigan was advised of the Miranda warnings. Mr. Jernigan speaks English as his first language and completed high school. Mr. Jernigan stated the Vape pen was his but he did not know anything about the smoking devices or the powder.

Mr. Jernigan was transported and released to the Bartow County Jail.

The unknown powder (weighed at 4.2 g) was submitted to the GBI Crime Lab for identification as it did not field test positive for cocaine or Methamphetamine. The two smoking devices and the Vape pen were also submitted to the GBI crime lab for positive ID. The handgun was placed into evidence.

This incident was captured on BWC. Mr. Jernigan is charged as follow:

Count 1 VGSA-Meth
Count 2 Possession of Drug Related Objects
Count 3 Possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies
Count 4 Open Container of Alcohol
Count 5 Failure to Maintain Lane

DTF was notified of the arrest.

My issued marked vehicle was checked at the start of shift, before and after each transport with no contraband located

No further.

Mr. Jernigan was handcuffed to the rear, checked for fit and double locked. Mr. Jernigan was searched incident to arrest with no contraband found. Mr. Jernigan was placed into the rear of my patrol car.

[End of Narrative]