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Traffic stop leads to cocaine bust

NORCROSS -- A routine traffic stop led authorities to a sizable amount of cocaine in an Alpharetta man's vehicle this week, police said.

Terrance Andre Jackson, 34, is charged with trafficking cocaine following his arrest Monday night near Norcross.

A Georgia State Patrol officer grew suspicious of Jackson after pulling him over for traffic violations at the intersection of Beaver Ruin Road and Buford Highway.

Jackson gave written and verbal consent to search his vehicle after the officer observed "criminal activity," according to an arrest warrant.

Inside, police found a Ziploc bag containing about half a kilo of cocaine on the vehicle's rear floorboard, the warrant says.

Jackson was arrested and booked in the Gwinnett County Jail, where he remains without bond.

The street value of the cocaine, once divvied into street sales portions, is about $50,000, said Gwinnett police spokesman Officer Brian Kelly.

Police use a standard federal chart to determine the worth of any type of seized drug, he said.