COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a stop in Jackson County.
On March 16, at 2:23 p.m., troopers stopped a 2007 Cadillac Escalade with West Virginia registration for a speed violation on U.S. 35. Criminal indicators were observed, and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband.
During the traffic stop, troopers seized 87 grams of methamphetamine and 8 grams of suspected fentanyl worth approximately $7,325.
The passenger, Anthony Ward, 37, of Columbus, was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies.
If convicted, he could face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.
A photo of the seized contraband is available for download on the Patrol’s website at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov