Officer Aaron Cooper said a car driven by Elton R. Truman, 53, 2001 Sixth St., was traveling east in the 2000 block of Jackson Avenue without a tag light, and when he approached the vehicle, the driver got out. Cooper said he was acting nervous, so Cooper called for backup. Officer Tiffany Underwood responded, and Cooper said Truman gave permission to search his car for drugs.
Cooper's report said he found a clear plastic bag containing a white powder substance, in a cup holder between the seats.
Underwood then placed Truman, and a passenger in his car, Robert E. Lyons, 35, 2117 Charles St., under arrest.
Underwood said she then found an orange pill bottle containing 8 to 10 milligram Loricets, and four 10 milligram Diazepam pills. The white substance was checked and tested positive for cocaine.
The police report said at the police station, Lyons told officers Truman threw the pills to him when he stepped out of the car at the original traffic stop, and that he, Lyons, threw them down because they weren't his.
Truman is charged with possession of drugs - cocaine, and Lyons is charged with possession of drugs - cocaine and possession of drugs-schedule III, IV or V.
The two were taken to the Scioto County Jail. Truman signed his own $2,500 bond and Lyons was released on his own recognizance.