ABINGDON — A 41-year-old Galax man faces a federal charge of possession of a firearm, arising from a traffic stop and sobriety check last August.
Galax Police Department Officer Jody Poole stopped a 1978 Ford pickup on Meadow Street, leading to the charge against Joe Jackson Gambill, according to federal court documents.
During the traffic stop, Poole noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Gambill, the complaint states.
While the officer conducted a records check, he observed an SUV pull up to the scene. Gambill's wife got out and approached the Ford pickup.