BPS busts driver with multiple drugs

Published 4:13 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2019

On Thursday morning at approximately 12:42 a.m., BPS Officer Ronald McMillan pulled over a vehicle after failure to dim headlights. Following the traffic stop, McMillan located methamphetamines, marijuana and other controlled substances in the vehicle and arrested the driver and passenger.

McMillan approached the driver, Jason Rabon and advised him he had not dimmed his headlight and his side headlight was not working.

According to reports, Rabon appeared to be nervous by McMillan and his heart was beating hard enough that McMillan could see it through his shirt, along with his neck vein pulsing at a high rate.

While speaking with Rabon, McMillan noticed the passenger, Heather Thaxton trying to say something to Rabon, but her speech was so slurred it was incomprehensible. McMillan asked Thaxton if she was okay and asked Rabon to step out of the vehicle, and he complied.

McMillan asked Rabon if he was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol and for permission to search his vehicle. Rabon gave his permission, and McMillan asked Thaxton if there was anything in the vehicle she didn’t want searched. Thaxton gave permission to search everything.

In the passenger side of the vehicle, McMillan found two silver viles that contained several pills, along with a clear bottle that contained suspected marijuana inside the top of Thaxton’s purse. McMillan also found two other pill bottles in Thaxton’s purse that had Rabon’s name on them.

Continuing his search, McMillan found a glass pipe in the passenger seat and a clear plastic bag containing a crystal substance in the center console. In the back seat, he additionally located a small scale, a marijuana grinder and an eyeglass holder with another plastic bag of a crystal like substance.

Both individuals were read their rights and both denied any of the belongings. They were then charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession of controlled substances, possession of drug related objects, possession of marijuana, and possession of drugs not in original container.

Rabon was also charged with failure to dim headlights and a headlight requirement.