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Human trafficking victims rescued in Lucas County traffic stop

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James D. Jackson (Source: Lucas County Jail) James D. Jackson (Source: Lucas County Jail)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Two female victims of human trafficking were rescued by police on Tuesday after a traffic stop on the turnpike.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol pulled over James D. Jackson, 21, of Sacramento, California just after 9 a.m. on Tuesday for a speed violation on the turnpike. The patrol says the car smell of marijuana, triggering a search.

After a searching the vehicle and speaking to the two women inside the car, the patrol says they discovered the women were being forced into prostitution. The patrol says a handgun and 20 grams of marijuana were also found in the vehicle.

Jackson was arrested and faces charges of human trafficking, carrying a concealed weapon and position of criminal tools. He is being held in the Lucas County Jail.

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