A local man, arrested in October while in possession of 90 grams of meth, was charged again Friday, May 12, while on bond for a felony drug trafficking case.

Jason D. Freeman, 44, was charged Friday with felony possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor drug possession charge and driving while his license was suspended. He is being held on a $20,000 cash-only bond.

According to a probable cause statement filed by the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, Freeman was seen driving a truck from a home in the Bella Hollow trailer court, St. Clair. He was stopped for a warrant for his arrest for driving while his license was suspended.

Police seized marijuana and a pipe that were hidden in a small wood box on a trailer that was attached to the vehicle.

Later, a search warrant was served at the Bella Hollow home where detectives found a pipe and scales that both tested positive for methamphetamine.

Authorities allege that Freeman was not wearing a GPS monitoring device, which is a condition of his bond from the drug trafficking case.

Previous Charge

Freeman was charged in October 2016 with felony trafficking in drugs.

According to reports, Freeman was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 19, at a residence in Union. He had been living in Lincoln County at the time.

Members of the Multi-County Narcotics and Violent Crimes Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at a residence on Moutier Street in Union based on information they developed in an investigation.

During the search, officers found Freeman hiding, alone, in an unoccupied bedroom inside the residence, according to a probable cause statement filed in the case.

He was in possession of approximately 90 grams of methamphetamine, the felony complaint states.

Authorities said Freeman “was found hiding after the residence had been initially cleared and no other subjects were inside the residence.”

In the bedroom, officers found a backpack, hidden in a closet, that contained suspected methamphetamine and marijuana.

Further tests confirmed that the substances were meth and marijuana, according to the statement.