Traffic stop results in Mitchell man arrested for drug possession

MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested Sunday morning after officers observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on State Highway 37.

Carl Reynolds

Officers were patrolling the area when they saw 30-year-old Carl Reynolds driving 78 miles per hour, well over the posted speed limit of 55. A pursuit then began when Reynolds pulled over near the Marathon Gas station.

Reynolds claimed he was uncertain of the speed he was traveling, as it was a new car. An officer noticed a glass smoking device in the center console that appeared to have a burnt residue on it. Officers then told Reynolds to exit the vehicle, where they noticed a plastic baggie in his pocket containing a crystal-like substance, that was later identified as methamphetamine.

Officers searched Reynolds before placing him in the vehicle, where they found an additional baggie of marijuana in his pocket. Officers searched the vehicle for additional items but found none.

Reynolds was then taken to Lawrence County Jail on the charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.