Leroy Truman, 52, of Second Street is charged with trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony; tampering with evidence, also a third-degree felony; assault on a peace officer and fleeing and eluding, both fourth-degree felonies.
According to Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini, Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit detectives observed Truman making a narcotics transaction.
Donini said when detectives attempted to apprehend Truman, he fled in his vehicle, striking a vehicle being operated by a Sheriff’s Office detective. A pursuit ensued, and during the pursuit Truman threw a prescription bottle containing what deputies suspect was 19 oxycodone pills from his vehicle.
Truman was apprehended by detectives on West Street in Lucasville, where detectives say they found in Truman;s possession $700 in cash.
According to Donini, the prescription bottle of suspected oxycodone pills, allegedly thrown by Truman, were recovered by detectives, and labeling showed a prescription for a quantity of 210 oxycodone 30 mg pills had been filled at a pharmacy in Temple Terrace, Fla.
Truman was placed in the Scioto County Jail and is being held without bond pending an appearance in Scioto County Common Pleas Court stemming from a trafficking in drugs arrest in 2010.
Donini said a case against Truman will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury for the consideration of additional drug-related and/or criminal charges.