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Brandon M. Wittman
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Melissa A. Wittman
Two Brighton residents were charged with felonies today after police found methamphetamine in their vehicle, Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz said in a press release.
Police identified the suspects as Brandon M. Wittman, 32, and Melissa A. Wittman, 46, both of the 16000 block of Timberlane Drive.
According to the press release, on Monday at about 11:54 p.m., a sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle Brandon M. Wittman was driving on Godfrey Road, near Montclair Avenue, Godfrey, for a registration-related offense and took him into custody for driving on a revoked driver’s license. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a bag of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The methamphetamine was ultimately linked to the vehicle's passenger, Melissa Wittman.
The suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Madison County Jail, where they were held pending a review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Brandon Wittman’s driver’s license was revoked because of a 2003 conviction for driving under the influence. He was convicted on Jan. 13 for driving while license revoked for the associated DUI, which qualified him for an enhanced felony offense. Brandon Wittman was subsequently charged today with driving while license revoked. Melissa Wittman was charged today with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
The felony warrants and informations were signed by Judge Kyle Napp, who set bond on Brandon Wittman at $15,000 and $20,000 on Melissa Wittman. Both defendants also were charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Brandon Wittman was issued citations for no valid registration and uninsured motor vehicle.