An Edmond woman who allegedly used a family member’s name to avoid police detecting she had warrants has been arrested.
According to On Demand Court Records, Stephanie Ann Jackson faces charges of false personation and possession of controlled dangerous substance.
Affidavits obtained from the Stephens County Courthouse show on April 2, law enforcement stopped a silver Chevy Trailblazer driving southbound on Alma road for “driving erratically turning the blinker on and off and swerving from ditch to ditch.”
When stopped, the driver told police she was swerving because she had a tire that was low on air pressure. Deputies identified the other two passengers in the vehicle, both of whom said they didn’t have identification.
Deputies asked if the driver had taken any drugs, and she advised she had taken a prescription medication about two hours before. Affidavits show at this time, law enforcement asked to search the vehicle, which was allowed.
During search of the vehicle, police noticed the passenger in the front seat did in fact have an Oklahoma driver’s license with the name Stephanie Jackson on it. Law enforcement asked why there was an ID with another name on it from the one deputies were originally given. The woman, now identified as Jackson, admitted to deputies, according to reports, that she had given a family members name and lied about her identity because she knew she had warrants out for her arrest and did not want to go to jail.
When law enforcement asked dispatch to run Jackson’s name, it turned up two warrants out of Stephens County for her. Jackson was placed under arrest, according to affidavits.
Upon transporting Jackson to jail, law enforcement advised if she had anything illegal on her to tell them now and avoid another felony charge for contraband. Jackson, according to reports, told law enforcement she did in fact have a gram of methamphetamine on her. When they arrived to the jail, jail staff was notified and let Jackson retrieve the meth from her person. Jackson also turned over a separate bag containing what law enforcement believed to be marijuana.
On Demand Court Records show the original warrants for Jackson stem from a 2015 charge of distribution of controlled dangerous substance and a 2018 traffic ticket for allowing an unlicensed operator to drive.
Bond in Stephens County for Jackson is set at $25,000. She will appear in court at 9 a.m. May 22 for a preliminary hearing.