Jason Foster

Name:
Foster, Jason

Date of Booking:
05/06/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
POSS OF FIREARM DURING COM OF A CRIME – NARCOTICS

POSS OF SCHEDULE I

Officer’s Narrative:
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On May 6, 2022, I responded as backup to Sgt. Portmann on a traffic stop at Reinhardt College Pkwy near Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Sgt. Portmann pulled over a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 (Tag# [REDACTED]). Upon arrival, I met with Sgt. Portmann who stated the reason for the stop. Sgt. Portmann said he smelled the odor of marijuana and also believed he might be driving under the influence based upon how he was driving. Deputy Jenson arrive on scene as well.

Deputy Jenson made contact with the driver, Jason Foster, and asked him to step out of the vehicle. Deputy Jenson began asking him where he was coming from. Jason stated he was coming from Tennessee and drove back to Canton. From Canton, he went to Marietta and then came back to Canton. While Deputy Jenson was speaking with him, Jason would start laughing loudly. Deputy Jenson began putting Jason through field evaluations to ensure he was safe to operate the vehicle. Sgt. Portmann and I began searching the vehicle based off the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

While searching the vehicle, Sgt. Portmann noticed the center console to the vehicle was not attached to the vehicle anymore and the plastic trim in the vehicle has been removed in places. While Sgt. Portmann and I were searching the backseat of the truck, Sgt. Portmann moved a piece of plastic trim on the center console near the floor of the truck that appeared to have been removed before. Behind the plastic trim piece was a meth pipe with residue and a loaded Smith & Wesson SD40 (Serial #FYV6202). Sgt. Portmann unloaded the firearm and ran the serial number through GCIC/NCIC to ensure it was not stolen, which it is not.

A criminal history was ran on Jason, which identified him being on probation under a first offender status, but was not a convicted felon. Deputy Jenson placed Jason in handcuffs behind his back, checked for proper fit and double locked them. Deputy Jenson stood by with Jason while I secured the firearm and the meth pipe in my patrol car. I returned to Jason and read him the Miranda Warning. I asked him if he understood his rights and if he wished to speak with me. He stated he did understand his rights and did wish to speak with me.

I asked him if he was a convicted felon. He stated he was not. I asked him about the meth pipe in the vehicle and he stated it wasn’t his. I asked him about the firearm that was found next to the meth pipe and he stated it was his friends. I asked him about the center console not being secured in the truck. He stated the trim and center console isn’t secure anymore because he had to replace the radio. I said your friend took a meth pipe and loaded gun and placed it under the unsecured center console in your truck? He said his friend must have because he was hanging out with him.

I placed Jason in the backseat of my patrol car while Deputy Jenson and I completed the inventory of the vehicle (Impounded Vehicle Inventory 52662). Deputy Jenson said he would wait with the vehicle until Daniel’s Wrecker Service arrives to tow the vehicle. Afterwards, I transported Jason to the Cherokee ADC. While speaking with him at the jail, his demeanor changed and his speech was slow and lethargic. I turned Jason and his property over to jail staff. I completed all necessary paperwork before returning to service. The meth pipe with residue, the Smith & Wesson SD40 and the magazine for the weapon will be placed into evidence under ECR-22-00958. A GCIC Transmittal Form was completed to place the firearm into GCIC as recovered.

Nothing Further to Report