Man faces drug, invasion of privacy charges

A Morgantown man was arrested on drug and invasion of privacy charges during a traffic stop in Nashville March 6.

Nashville Police Officer Kyle Seward was on patrol and ran the license plate on a yellow Blazer James P. Reed, 28, was driving. The records search showed that Reed’s license was suspended, Seward’s report said.

When Seward pulled Reed over, he acknowledged that his license was suspended, but said he was at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles earlier trying to fix it, the report said.

Seward said Reed’s eyes were red and watery and his pupils were small. Reed denied using any drugs.

Reed initially told Seward that the woman riding with him was his girlfriend’s sister, but Police Chief Ben Seastrom determined that she was actually a woman who had a protective order against him.

Reed and the woman said they were not sure if the protective order was in place or not.

The woman told officers that they had smoked marijuana earlier in the day. In the vehicle, police found marijuana in a cigarette pack, a grinder and a “roach” in the ash tray, the report said.

Reed was charged March 11 with invasion of privacy, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.