Nashville PD arrest three on drug charges

The Nashville Police Department released details Wednesday on a couple of arrest reports over the past week.

A traffic stop in the 900 block of East St. Louis Street occurred at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, after a driver conducted several equipment violations. A 36-year-old male passenger from Carbondale was reportedly taken into custody on an outstanding Washington County warrant. The same suspect was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe, police say, and a search yielded additional syringes, drug paraphernalia and several capsules of suspected fentanyl.

The suspect was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle.

According to online court records, Tyler McReynolds, 36, of Carbondale was arrested on Dec. 9 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. A preliminary hearing set for Feb 1. The warrant for failing to appear in court on a traffic ticket was quashed during the court appearance.

Police also apprehended a 33-year-old West Frankfort man, who was charged with obstructing a peace officer and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Washington County online records indicate Travis D. Kraus, 33, of West Frankfort, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.

The driver was released without any charges.

A different traffic stop at 1:05 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, also led to arrests. A Nashville officer pulled over a vehicle for a moving violation in the area of the BP gas station on Route 127. A probable cause search was performed and police found drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine that was “attempted of being destroyed.”

Police arrested a female passenger and charged her with obstructing justice, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of meth. She was also found to have a warrant out in Kentucky. Also, the male driver was issued a citation for no valid driver’s license. Another female passenger was arrested and placed on felony hold in the Washington County Jail.

The Standard will update this post as more information becomes available. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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