A routine traffic stop ended with felony methamphetamine charges being filed against an Oklahoma State University staff member Wednesday.
OSU police officers pulled over Jackson Patrick Gordon, 31, near the intersection of Hall of Fame Avenue and Willis Road because his brake lights were not working properly, Assistant Police Chief David Altman said.
“Upon the officer contacting Mr. Gordon, he noticed that (Gordon) appeared to be extremely nervous,” Altman said. “He displayed symptoms of being under the influence of some type of intoxicant. A search of his vehicle turned up a prescription bottle containing marijuana. When the officer searched Gordon’s person, he found a small tube containing a white powdery substance. Gordon was then arrested and transported to the Payne County Jail.”
OSUPD does not often deal with drug cases involving the use of methamphetamine because of the adverse affects it has on students’ academic abilities, Altman said.
Gordon, a web designer employed with the OSU College of Arts and Sciences, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.
Gordon appeared in court from jail Wednesday, but the state’s attorney did not appear. He is being held on a $2,000 bond.
Calls and e-mails to the OSU communications office were not immediately returned.
Gordon is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 22 at 1:45 p.m