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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

El Dorado Springs man facing drug charges after leaving syringe in flower pot

 Christopher Jackson
On July 8, Christopher Jackson, 43, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

The charges stem from an incident the previous day when a deputy took a report of a male individual on the west side of the Osceola square who attempted to hide a hypodermic syringe in a flower pot before entering the St. Clair County Courthouse. The deputy arrived at the flower pot in front of Stewart and Kiefer Realty and verified the item was a used syringe. It was seized it as evidence. 

During the investigation, deputies observed Jackson return from the courthouse and search the same flower pot the syringe was in. Residue from the syringe field tested positive for methamphetamine.

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