Woman Says Nerves are “Tore Up,” Man Says the Meth is His

One man’s claim or admission that the bag of meth found in a car he was in Wednesday night was his, apparently allowed another male passenger and the female driver to go free. The incident began around 11:30 Wednesday night when a Clinton Police Lt. advised Officer Brandon Howard that a suspicious vehicle was observed leaving a known drug house in the Lydia Mill area. Howard was advised the vehicle had turned into a Presbyterian Church, failing to give a turn signal. The officer went to the driver’s side and identified the driver and two passengers. The female driver reportedly stated that she pulled into the church because her nerves “were tore up.”

In doing a vehicle search, Officer Howard reportedly noted a front seat passenger was holding a red toolbox. Inside he discovered a black camera bag. Inside a zippered pocket of the bag the officer allegedly located a black baggy that contained a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. 40-year-old Russell William Vanscyoc of 4727 Highway 308, Clinton reportedly indicated it was his. He was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and was released yesterday on a $5,575 personal recognizance bond.