Reynolds Police Department Makes Drug Arrests Following Traffic Stop

Reynolds Police Department Makes Drug Arrests Following Traffic Stop

On July 7, 2024, Sergeant Harrell of the Reynolds Police Department conducted a routine patrol in Reynolds when he observed a driver using a cell phone while operating a vehicle, alongside other vehicle violations. The driver, identified as Vernon Anderson (41 years old) from Columbus, GA, was found to have a suspended driver’s license during the traffic stop.

Subsequent investigation led to probable cause to search Anderson’s vehicle, resulting in the discovery of methamphetamine, drug-related paraphernalia, and a significant amount of U.S. currency.

As a result of the incident, the following individuals were arrested and charged:

  • Vernon Anderson (41 YOA), Columbus, GA:
    • Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for methamphetamine
    • Possession of drug-related objects
    • Traffic violations related to cell phone use and brake light requirements
  • Jonathan Towns (44 YOA), Phenix City, AL:
    • VGCSA violation for methamphetamine
    • Possession of drug-related objects
  • Justin Hands (41 YOA), Columbus, GA:
    • VGCSA violation for methamphetamine
    • Possession of drug-related objects

Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.

Chief Holder expressed appreciation to Sergeant Harrell for his proactive efforts in removing drugs from the streets of Reynolds.

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