Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests

Sheriff Jeffrey Paden said that a man and woman are in custody in his jail following a traffic stop by deputies Tuesday evening June 21st. Deputy Adam Castor was on patrol on Interstate 70 near St. Rt. 209 when he observed a defect on a vehicle traveling East bound on I-70. The vehicle was stopped and while speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, Deputy Castor noted several indicators of suspected drug activity. He deployed K-9 Loki at that time and the K-9 alerted to the presence of an odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle.

A probable cause search was then conducted on the vehicle and a baggie of suspected methamphetamines was found inside the car. While speaking to the occupants, a female passenger was found to have a large amount of suspected meth and suspected fentanyl on her person, following her arrest.

The driver, a 30 year old Cleveland man and the woman, 31 years old from Zanesville were taken into custody. The case remains under investigation by CODE Task Force Agents from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office and charges are expected to be filed pending the results from the crime lab on the suspected narcotics.