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Sunday, October 18, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Chase Franklin was patrolling the area near Court Street and observed a male subject carrying a backpack traveling westbound from East A Street to West A Street on a bicycle.
The subject, identified as Jeremy Eldene Jim, 39, of Atoka, approached the intersection of Highway 69 and East A Street, failing to stop at a stop sign before crossing the roadway.
Officer Franklin activated his emergency equipment, attempting to conduct a traffic stop on Jim.
Jim entered the driveway of a residence at the corner of West A Street then got off the bicycle, taking the backpack off, and laid it on the ground.
The officer exited his patrol car and made contact with Jim, asking where he was headed.
He advised Officer Franklin that he was, “here to drop the backpack off with the kids’ because it’s their backpack.”
Officer Franklin ran Jim’s information through dispatch and was informed the suspect had numerous warrants for his arrest.
Jim was placed in handcuffs and told that he was being placed under arrest for his warrants.
Before the backpack was searched, Officer Franklin inquired if there was anything that would harm him inside.
“No it’s just the kids’ backpack.” Jim replied.
During the search of the backpack: a small plastic baggy containing four grams of a crystal like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, multiple clear plastic baggies, a set of digital scales, inside a black sunglass case was a bag with the name K2 on it, and a clear plastic baggy containing the same substance located in the K2 bag were found inside.
He was placed under arrest and transported to the Atoka County Jail to be booked in on the additional charges and warrants.
Jim is charged with unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute (felony), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.