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Drugs, knives, cash discovered during traffic stop


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(Photo courtesy of the Circleville Police Department)

CIRCLEVILLE – A local man was arrested Thursday after he was reportedly discovered with a variety of illegal drugs, several knives and cash during a traffic stop in the city.

Leslie A. Crosby, 50, of Walnut Street, was stopped for failure to use a turn signal on West Mill Street about 1:24 p.m. Thursday when the patrol officer allegedly detected the scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

According to reports, Crosby admitted to “smoking a joint” earlier and indicated there was possibly still marijuana in the vehicle.

A subsequent search reportedly yielded 69.9 grams of marijuana, 51 Suboxone Sublingual strips, 9.4 grams of brown powder heroin and 16 additional pills that have not yet been identified.

In addition, four knives were located in the glove compartment of the vehicle, and Crosby was found to have $1,006 in his possession.

The vehicle was impounded, and Crosby was transported to the PIckaway County Jail on felony charges of possession of drugs and possession of heroin.

Mayor Don McIlroy expressed his pride in the Circleville Police Department for their efforts in curtailing drug activity in the city.

“Drugs continue to be trafficked in our community, McIlroy said. “The Circleville City Police have had many successes in shutting down drug houses, meth labs and arresting individuals in this city.”

McIlroy said city police recently arrested a major drug dealer in Circleville whose removal from selling and distributing of drugs will have a positive effect on reducing the amount of drugs we see on our streets.

“The Circleville City Police exhibits extreme professionalism, teamwork and dedication to make this a great city in which to live and raise our families,” McIlroy said. “The police success is appreciated by the Circleville community, and we thank them for their efforts on our behalf.”

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal