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Traffic stop leads to arrest of felon with drugs and loaded gun

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Adam Jordan, 34, had meth, heroin, a digital scale and a handgun.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

Deputies performing a traffic stop on a car that rolled through a stop sign discovered that the passenger was a convicted felon with drugs and a loaded gun.

A Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Problem Area Crime Enforcement unit, or PACE unit, deputy noticed a Toyota Camry roll the stop sign at Butternut Avenue and Lancewood Street, in the Daytona North community in western Flagler County, at about 11:12 p.m. June 27, according to an FCSO charging affidavit.

Adam Jordan (Photo courtesy of the FCSO)

The deputy stopped the car and identified the driver, 41, and the passenger, 34. When the deputy ran the driver and the passenger's name for warrants, the driver was clear, but the passenger, Adam Jordan had a suspended license and had previously been convicted in Flagler County for a number of crimes, including burglary of an occupied dwelling, armed burglary of a dwelling with a firearm, grand theft of a motor vehicle and felony battery. 

The deputy called out a K-9 deputy. A police dog was led around the car and alerted deputies to the possible presence of narcotics, giving deputies probably cause to search the car.

As deputies ordered the men out of the car, they noticed and seized a gallon plastic bag with a number of smaller bags inside it — the sort commonly used to package drugs, according to the charging affidavit.

As Jordan stepped out of the car, he concealed his left hand. A deputy told him to place both hands on his head. He placed his right hand on his head but kept his left hand near his waistband, "making furtive movements," according to the charging affidavit. 

He was then "escorted out of the vehicle and to the ground" by a deputy, and placed in handcuffs.

The deputy searched him on the ground and found a baggie of methamphetamine, a baggie of heroin, a pill and a digital weighing scale.

After the deputy placed Jordan upright and searched him again, he found something else in his waistband: a holstered Raven Arms .25 pistol, with six rounds in the magazine plus one in the chamber.

“A simple traffic stop revealed a dangerous felon with a loaded firearm,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in an FCSO news release. “It appears this guy may have even been trying to access his concealed firearm while deputies were attempting to get him out of the vehicle. This situation could have turned deadly very quickly for either a deputy or the suspect. I credit our PACE and K-9 Units with having the training and experience to diffuse this situation quickly and keep everyone safe. Now he is back in jail where he belongs.” 

Jordan was taken to the county jail and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest without violence, according to the news release.

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