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Alabama Man Arrested on I-57 in Jefferson County for Meth Possession

MT. VERNON – Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30-year-old Alabama man on a meth charge Tuesday morning after the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit responded to assist Illinois State Police on Interstate 57.

According to the sheriff’s office, they responded to I-57 near Beal Road with a motorist acting suspicious.

K9 Tico was deployed and alerted on the suspect’s car. A search was conducted and illegal drugs were found.

The driver, 30-year-old Stephen Bryant of Columbiana, AL, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine under 5 grams.

He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he is being held with bond to be set by a judge.