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Chillicothe Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Drug and Weapon Charges


Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Drug and Weapon Charges

[Chillicothe, Ohio, March 24, 2024] – Officer Jonathan Davis conducted a traffic stop in front of 22 E Second St on an American flag-wrapped truck due to the absence of a license plate. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Charles Jarrell, Officer Davis was informed that the license plate had fallen behind the seat. However, during the interaction, Officer Davis observed a glass pipe commonly associated with crack cocaine, with black and white residue, in plain view inside the door of the vehicle.

Following this observation, Officer Davis detained Mr. Jarrell and proceeded to search his person with consent. During the search, Officer Davis discovered a bag containing marijuana mixed with methamphetamine, along with a separate bag of marijuana. Mr. Jarrell was subsequently placed under arrest.

A further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a Hi-Point C-9 pistol, in poor condition, loaded with seven rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber, concealed under the driver’s seat. Additionally, drug paraphernalia including a meth pipe, crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine, straws with white powder residue, and another glass pipe were found in the vehicle’s center console and floorboard.

Mr. Jarrell was apprised of his Miranda rights and admitted to being a methamphetamine user for the past ten years. As a result, he was transported to the Ross County Jail and booked on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and having weapons under disability. He was further notified of his court appearance scheduled for March 25, 2024, at 9:00 am in the Chillicothe Municipal Court.

Both the drug paraphernalia and firearm were seized and submitted as evidence. Although the firearm was not reported stolen after being checked through NCIC, Mr. Jarrell’s criminal history revealed a prior felony conviction for attempted possession of cocaine in Virginia Beach.

The case remains under investigation.