Created on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
MAUMEE — James D. Jackson, 21, of Sacramento, Calif., is facing human trafficking charges and other charges after troopers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol discovered two female human trafficking victims during a Tuesday traffic stop in Lucas County.
Troopers stopped an eastbound 2012 Nissan Versa about 9:15 a.m. for a speeding violation on Interstate 80 near milepost 57.
A probable cause search was initiated after troopers detected an odor of marijuana. The search revealed the marijuana and a loaded .45-caliber handgun.
Further investigation revealed paraphernalia associated with the sex trade. Upon contact with the female passengers — a 21-year-old California woman and a 25-year-old Arizona woman — they admitted to being forced into prostitution.
The suspect was incarcerated in the Lucas County Jail and charged with human trafficking, a first-degree felony; carrying a concealed weapon; a fourth-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.