Drug deal with undercover officer leads to Jackson County arrest

A man was arrested after selling drugs to an undercover officer in Jackson County Tuesday.
A man was arrested after selling drugs to an undercover officer in Jackson County Tuesday.(WRDW/WAGT)
Published: Jan. 4, 2023 at 7:52 AM CST
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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A man was arrested after selling drugs to an undercover officer in Jackson County Tuesday.

An undercover law enforcement officer bought narcotics from Torence Ali Clemmons after negotiating a drug transaction with him. This transaction took place about 200 feet from a church.

As Clemmons left the parking lot of the transaction, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted a traffic stop and found cocaine in his pocket.

Investigators say they also found a fully loaded concealed handgun in Clemmons’ vehicle.

After further investigation, they determined that Clemmons is a convicted felon.

Clemmons was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, carrying a concealed firearm, and sale of cocaine within 1000 feet of a church.