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A wanted St. Johnsbury man accused of carrying around a backpack full of illegal drugs and needles was picked-up on an arrest warrant this week.

Kevin Reynolds, 36, pleaded not guilty in Caledonia County Superior Court Thursday. Judge Michael J. Harris set conditions of release and $200 bail. According to the Vermont Department of Corrections, Reynolds remained in pre-trial detention at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield Thursday night.

Caledonia County Superior Court

The warrant was issued by Judge Harris on Oct. 5 after Reynolds failed to appear for arraignment on the cocaine charge.

Reynolds was charged after he was pulled-over by state police in Lyndon at 12:29 a.m. on June 26.

According to court documents, Reynolds was stopped on Memorial Drive in Lyndon Corner for driving a blue 2015 Hyundai Sonata at 63 m.p.h. in a 40 m.p.h. zone.

Police said a search of Reynold’s backpack revealed he had been carrying multiple empty needles, Narcan, cocaine, a “crack pipe” and a “Bong.”

If convicted of the charge, Reynolds faces a possible sentence of up to one year in prison and $2,000 in fines.

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