A Tabor College student was arrested Sunday in Hillsboro on suspicion of multiple drug charges including unlawful manufacture of THC, distribution of THC, and unlawful distribution of THC oil.
At 1:33 a.m., officer John Huebert said he noticed a vehicle blocking traffic in a no parking zone in the 500 block of E. D St.
Upon investigation, reported smelling a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Huebert said Chetachi Jackson, 22, of Los Angeles, California, a student at Tabor College and listed as a wide receiver on the Bluejays football roster, was inside.
Huebert said Jackson did not have a driver’s license nor did he own the vehicle.
Huebert requested Legion, Marion police department’s canine officer, to assist with a search of the vehicle.
The search allegedly rendered miniature jars of cannabis oil or butter, a highly potent marijuana derivative, and drug paraphernalia, Huebert said.
“He was in possession of the tools or instruments used to manufacture cannabis oil or butter,” Huebert said.
Allegedly, several refill canisters for a butane torch also were discovered. Huebert said butane fuel is used to refine marijuana into butane hash oil, which is similar to cannabis butter and oil.
Packaging allegedly labeled as recreational and medicinal marijuana from California and Colorado was discovered, too, Huebert said.
Jackson faces charges of unlawful manufacture of THC, distribution of THC, unlawful distribution of THC oil, possession of paraphernalia, and no driver’s license.
Tabor College officials were contacted by email for comment but had not responded by press time.