Nov 24, 2020 3:01 PM

Topeka man arrested on multiple requested drug charges

Posted Nov 24, 2020 3:01 PM

A Topeka man was booked into the Saline County Jail early this morning on multiple requested drug charges after a traffic stop late last night.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester reported this morning that a patrol officer stopped a 2002 GMC Yukon just before midnight in the 500 block of North Ninth Street for having an obstructed license plate, which was behind the rear tinted window out of view.

When the officer made contact with the driver, Jonathan Brehon, 33, of Topeka, he noticed the odor of burnt marijuana and conducted a DUI investigation, Forrester explained. A search of the vehicle produced 31 packages of marijuana, two baggies of methamphetamine, with no drug tax stamp affixed to any of the narcotics, Forrester noted.

Brehon was arrested on the following requested charges, according to Forrester.

One count of distribution of a stimulant

One count of distribution of marijuana

One count of possession of drug paraphernalia

One count of no drug tax stamp

One count of possession of illegal transaction proceeds

One count of driving under the influence

One count of obstructed license plate

One count of driving while suspended

One count of no proof of insurance