Former Memphis Tigers star Joe Jackson and his attorney, Leslie Ballin, speak to reporters following his arraignment for felony drug and gun charges. Mark Giannotto/The Commercial Appeal
Former University of Memphis and White Station High School basketball standout Joe Jackson leaves court after entered a plea of not guilty to felony drug and gun charges in Shelby County Criminal Court Friday morning.(Photo: Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal)Buy Photo
Former University of Memphis basketball star Joe Jackson entered a plea of not guilty to felony drug and gun charges in Shelby County Criminal Court Friday morning.
Jackson, 25, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, distribute or sell as well as possession of a firearm while committing a felony. In addition, he faces misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and making an improper turn.
According to an arrest affidavit, Jackson was arrested Wednesday evening during a traffic stop and officers smelled a strong odor of