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Thursday, 01 December 2016 16:54

Elkhorn man picked up on meth charges again

Written by  Jonah Beleckis/Gazettextra.com

ELKHORN—An Elkhorn man is accused in Walworth County Court of delivering methamphetamine while he was released on bond for charges of making the drug.

1201 methBryan Tidwell, 32, of 21 West St., pleaded not guilty Nov. 14 to charges that he made meth in his apartment. Walworth County sheriff's deputies picked him up just days later on suspicion of dealing meth, according to a new criminal complaint.

Tidwell now faces additional charges of party to delivery of meth, possession of meth and materials for making meth, and bail jumping, all felonies. He was charged Oct. 27 with manufacturing meth, possession of waste from making meth and drug paraphernalia, charges for which he was released on signature bond.

A Walworth County Drug Unit deputy reported he was conducting surveillance Nov. 20 in the town of Delavan on Tidwell, whom the unit had learned was still involved in making meth, according to the complaint. Court records say the alleged incident occurred Nov. 17, but a Walworth County dispatcher could not clarify the correct date Wednesday night.

At about 9:52 a.m., the deputy observed Tidwell being picked up by a red Cadillac and dropped off in the town of Sugar Creek at Highway 12 and Hawk Road, according to the complaint. The deputy continued to follow the vehicle for about 15 minutes when it returned and picked Tidwell back up.

Police stopped the Cadillac and found Tidwell with a small plastic vial with meth inside, according to the complaint. Tidwell told police he delivered two bottles of water to another person for those bottles to be used to make meth.

Tidwell appeared in court Wednesday while in custody on a motion to modify his $5,000 cash bond, which was denied by Judge Kristine Drettwan, according to court records.

Tidwell is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the new charges at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 and for a status conference on the original charges at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 18.

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