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Licenseless Dunnellon man popped on multiple charges after traffic stop

Jack Duane Watson

A Dunnellon man was jailed Saturday on multiple charges after being stopped by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy.

The deputy stopped 56-year-old Jack Duane Watson in the 7200 block of S.E. Maricamp Road and discovered that he was knowingly driving on a suspended license and operating an unregistered vehicle, a sheriff’s office report states.

While conducting an inventory search prior to the vehicle being towed, the deputy located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Watson also had a stolen license plate attached to the vehicle, the report says.

Watson was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with failure to register a motor vehicle, knowingly driving while license suspended, petit theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession and/or use of drug equipment. He also was arrested on bench warrants for no motor vehicle registration and driving while license suspended, revoked or cancelled.

Watson was being held on $8,000 bond. He is due in court Sept. 23 and Oct. 13 to answer to the charges, jail records show.

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