Was Already Out On Parole
PARAGOULD, Ark. – A man is behind bars as of this report for allegedly having a bag of meth in his wallet – found during a traffic stop.
It happened during the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Deputy Dustin Estes with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department was driving north on Pruett Street when he observed a red Pontiac Grand Am backing down the street toward him as he was still driving. He activated his emergency lights and the vehicle pulled into an address, the incident report said. Loud music was blaring as Estes exited his patrol vehicle.
The deputy made contact with the driver, Kyle (Tyler Lee) Brandon, 37, of Paragould. Brandon was already on parole, confirmed by dispatch. Estes began to search the vehicle and located Brandon’s wallet between the seat and console. That’s when the deputy noticed the suspect become very nervous. He said he needed his wallet right then. Of course, the deputy searched the billfold at this point. He discovered a small corner cut bag containing methamphetamine, the report said.
Brandon was placed into custody, where he became loud and was cussing, the police report states. He said the meth was not his. No other illegal items were found during the search.
“All the way to the jail, Mr. Brandon was angry because he was going back to prison.” – Deputy Dustin Estes.
The suspect faces a felony charge for possession of meth, along with a misdemeanor for driving without a license