Two from Trenton face charges after arrest by Highway Patrol

Charges Filed

Two Trenton residents arrested by the Highway Patrol in Grundy County on Wednesday night, June 15, face charges.

Online court information indicates 22-year-old Brittany Nicole Roberts and 20-year-old Jalen Kirk Harper have each been charged with the felonies of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Harper also faces felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor operating a vehicle on the highway without a valid license, first offense. The bond for Roberts is $5,000 cash only, and Harper’s bond is $7,500 cash only.

Probable cause statements say a Highway Patrol trooper observed a vehicle nearly drive off the road and fail to use a turn signal. Harper was found to be the driver, and a computer check revealed he had a permit that expired in March.

A small baggy of what appeared to be meth and a straw were reportedly under the front passenger seat.