Two Independence County residents jailed after meth found in vehicle

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Two Independence County residents were recently charged with a drug felony after a traffic stop.

Investigator Kyle Williford with the Batesville Police Department said in the court information that Michael Patrick Bryant, 32, and Kilee Whitlen Reynolds, 24, were in a vehicle that was found to have a packet of methamphetamine hidden in the center console. Neither would claim ownership, so both were charged. The court information says Bryant at first gave a fictitious name, but later it was discovered by officers that Michael Patrick Bryant was his real identity and that he was a parolee, which allowed for a search of the vehicle to be made.

After an interview, Reynolds admitted to having a packet of marijuana hidden in a private area. The drug was later turned over to authorities when she was searched by a matron at the jail.

Since he had previously been convicted of more than four felonies, Bryant is being charged with possession of meth under the Habitual Offender Act. His bond was set at $15,000.

Reynolds is also charged with the same felony. Her bond was set at $10,000.

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