According to the OSHP, troopers stopped a vehicle for having a defect on Oak Street about 3:31 a.m. Saturday. Troopers said they observed drug paraphernalia in the passenger compartment.
Troopers said a search of the vehicle revealed additional drug paraphernalia, including digital scales, plastic baggies and other items used for trafficking in marijuana. Two Adderall pills (Schedule II narcotics) were also located in the vehicle, along with small bags of marijuana packaged for sale, and $1,085 in cash, OSHP reported. All contraband and cash were seized.
The driver, Nicholas Bloomfield, 24, of Proctorville was arrested and taken to the Lawrence County Jail. He was charged with fifth-degree felony trafficking in marijuana, misdemeanor charge of possession of drug abuse and fifth-degree felony charge of possession of drug abuse, and fourth-degree misdemeanor drug paraphernalia.
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Proctorville Police Department also assisted with this incident.
Bloomfield is scheduled to be arraigned in the Lawrence County Municipal Court this morning.
RYAN SCOTT OTTNEY may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 2235, or firstname.lastname@example.org.