In the evening hours of June 7, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of State Rd. 10 and Deer Field Lane. The driver was identified as Brandon L. Harrison, 34, who currently has no permanent address. His passenger was identified as Morgan C. Wheelock, 25, who also has no current permanent address.

While the deputy was speaking with the pair, he noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Harrison’s driving record was checked, and it returned as suspended (prior). Harrison was taken into custody for the this. A search of Harrison’s vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia, clear plastic baggies containing a crystal-like substance that later field tested positive as methamphetamine, clear plastic baggy containing a green leafy substance that later field tested positive as marijuana, and several other drug related items.

Inside a purse that Morgan C. Wheelock had retrieved her driver’s license from was a cut plastic straw with white powder residue.

Brandon L. Harrison and Morgan C. Wheelock were both arrested and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center for the following charges:

• Brandon L. Harrison

o Dealing in Methamphetamine (Level 5 Felony)

o Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)

o Possession of Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)

o Driving While Suspended (Prior) (Class A Misdemeanor)

o Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)

• Morgan C. Wheelock

o Possession of Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)

Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.