Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Charges for West Frankfort Man

WEST FRANKFORT – A West Frankfort man on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections was found to be in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Thursday night in West Frankfort.

According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Kyle Bacon, 59-year-old Shane D. Mullen was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine 15-100 grams – a Class 1 felony, and Possession with the Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine – a Class X felony. Again Mullen was on parole when he was arrested, and as a result, a Department of Corrections warrant was obtained. He is lodged in the Franklin County Jail.

The sheriff says Mullen was a passenger in the vehicle that was pulled over at 7:40 p.m. on West 7th Street in West Frankfort. During the stop, K9 Vader conducted a free air sniff of the exterior of the vehicle and indicated for the presence of drugs. As a result of the subsequent probable cause search, Mullen was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. 

Shane D. Mullen (Photo credit: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

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