Probation violator’s meth test result ‘highest ever seen’

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Jackson Lee Norton, 29, of Stuart was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Thursday for probation violation on an original charge of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness.

A Stuart man was arrested Thursday on a Dallas County warrant for probation violation after a DHS worker reported his urine analysis test results for methamphetamine “were the highest she has ever seen.”

Jackson Lee Norton, 29, of 615 S.W. Seventh St., Stuart, was arrested for violating the terms of probation following a June conviction for assault causing bodily injury or mental illness in connection with a March incident in which Norton assaulted a fellow inmate in the Dallas County Jail.

Norton was arrested Oct. 26 for violating probation in connection with an Oct. 13 incident in Adair County that led to his arrest on a charge of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. Norton was released from custody Oct. 30 after posting a $2,000 surety bond.

Norton’s arrest Dec. 10 followed another probation violation in November, when he tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamine, according to court records.

Under federal guidelines for urine analysis, the screening cut off for methamphetamine is 500 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) of urine. A positive test for the drug will return a value exceeding 500 ng/ml, and a negative test will be less than 500 ng/ml.

According to court records, when Norton was tested Nov. 25, his results were “almost 150,000,” and his DHS worker said the “results for methamphetamine were the highest she has ever seen.”

An arrest warrant was ordered Dec. 7 in Dallas County District Court and served Dec. 10.

Norton is held in the Dallas County Jail without bond. He is scheduled for an initial appearance Dec. 11 in Dallas County District Court.

Norton was convicted of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness in 2011 in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness in 2014 in Dallas County District Court. He was arrested on a charge of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon Oct. 13 in Stuart. The case is pending in Adair County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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