MT. VERNON (WRXX) – A 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man was formally charged in Jefferson County Court Friday with charges in four separate cases stemming from an Mt. Vernon Police Department investigation into methamphetamine activity in the area.
Charles M. Stephens is facing two counts Class 1 felony delivery of between five and 15 grams of meth, Class 3 felony possession of less than five grams of meth, Class 2 felony harassing a witness or family member of a witness, and Class 3 felony intimidation.
According to Assistant Police Chief Robert Brands, the Narcotics Unit had launched an investigation into Stephens and had developed probable cause to charge him with delivery of meth and aggravated delivery of meth, along with charges of intimidation.
On Thursday, officers conducted a traffic stop on Stephens to bring him in on the meth-related charges. At that time, officers reportedly discovered evidence that led to additional charges.
Stephens was transported to the Jefferson County Jail to await an appearance in court and the setting of bond.