During the course of a traffic stop by a Virginia State Police trooper on Interstate-77 in Carroll County yesterday, illegal whiskey, two pistols and suspected marijuana were found. A Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) special agent was called to assist and the driver and owner of the vehicle was arrested.
The ABC agent seized two handguns, approximately 7.5 gallons of suspected illegal whiskey and a small amount of suspected marijuana. The agent arrested Robert O. Jordon, 58, of Columbus Ohio, who was charged with a felony and two misdemeanors.
Charges included Transporting Illegal Whiskey While Armed, Transporting Illegal Whiskey and Possession of Marijuana 1st Offense, a felony and two misdemeanors respectively. Jordon was booked in Carroll County and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing $1.7 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 344 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now in its 80th year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
Virginia ABC Agent Arrests Man on I-77 in Carroll County for Transporting Illegal Whiskey While Armed