A routine traffic stop by Madison Police for a broken headlight resulted in the arrest of a Madison man on felony drug charges late Wednesday night in downtown Madison.
Patrolman Jared Sweet initiated the traffic stop at Main and West streets for a headlight out at about 11:06 p.m.
The routine driver’s license check on the driver of the vehicle, Victory “Vic” Burnham Wynn 52, of Madison, Indiana, revealed that Wynn was operating the motor vehicle without ever obtaining a driver’s license. While removing Wynn from the vehicle, Sweet noted the driver making furtive movements. A subsequent search of Wynn and vehicle, found him to be in possession of small plastic baggies containing a white substance. The white substance field tested positive as methamphetamine.
In addition to the methamphetamine, officers also recovered paraphernalia associated with dealing narcotics, marijuana and a syringe during their search.
Wynn was arrested and faces preliminary charges of operating without ever having a license (prior offense), a Class A misdemeanor; manufacturing/dealing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine, both Level 3 felonies; dealing in marijuana, a Level 5 felony; and possession of syringe and possession of marijuana, both Level 6 felonies.
Wynn was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail where he is being held without bond.
Two charged in alleged road rage
Two Madison men have been charged in connection with an alleged case of road rage Tuesday on Madison’s hilltop.
Madison Officers Cameron Blankenship and Zach Nicholson were on patrol on Tuesday when they observed a white Cadillac and a black Chrysler eastbound on Clifty Drive at a high rate of speed at about 5 p.m.
The officers gave pursuit as both vehicles turned north onto Wilson Avenue from Clifty Drive. The officers were able to stop the Chrysler as it turned east onto Scott Court from Wilson Avenue and the driver of the vehicle was identified as Keaton Sullivan 18, of Madison.
Prior to taking Sullivan into custody, officers noted furtive movement in the vehicle by Sullivan. As officers approached the vehicle, a clear plastic baggie was observed on the floorboard and the baggie contained a white substance that later field tested positive as methamphetamine.
Sullivan was taken into custody without further incident and charged with possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement, both Level 6 felonies, and reckless driving, A Class C misdemeanor.
About 45 minutes later, Blankenship located the white Cadillac on Clifty Drive. A traffic stop was initiated and, after further investigation, it was determined the driver was the other person involved in the earlier road rage incident.
The driver, Joshua Kiser 25, of Madison, was taken into custody and charged with reckless driving, a Class C misdemeanor.
The incident remains under investigation.