Bad headlight leads Macon police to drug arrest

Brandon Ellis is charged with possession of methamphetamine

A St. Louis resident was arrested in Macon and faces drug charges after a bad headlight led police to a traffic stop.

Brandon Ellis, 30, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

KTVO reports that according to court papers, Ellis was stopped by a Macon police officer because he had a headlight out. When the officer checked for warrants, he found a Macon City warrant for peace disturbance.

Ellis then gave the officer permission to search his vehicle. When a drug dog was called to the scene, he hit on the center console of the vehicle. According to the court papers, that's where officers found a syringe with liquid residue that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Ellis then consented to a drug test, which came back positive for methamphetamine, THC, oxycodone and benzodiazepines.

Ellis is being held in the Macon County Jail under $9,000 cash only bond.