CIRCLEVILLE – Troopers from the Circleville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted two traffic stops over the weekend that resulted in drug seizures.
At 12:44 p.m. Saturday, troopers stopped a 2001 Honda Odyssey on state Route 674 near mile post 7 in Pickaway County for speeding. During interaction with the driver, an odor of marijuana was detected from the vehicle.
A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 85 Oxycodone, Schedule II pills, which have an approximate street value of $2,550.
Ronald G. Christian, 38, of Amanda, was charged with a second degree felony for bulk possession of the pills.
Later, at 9:19 p.m. Saturday, troopers stopped a 1997 BMW 326i on state Route 762 near mile post 12 in Pickaway County for vehicle defect violations. During interaction with the occupants of the vehicle, an odor of marijuana was detected.
A probable cause search of that vehicle revealed six grams of raw marijuana vegetation and three Oxycodone, Schedule III pills.
The male driver, a juvenile from Ashville, was cited and released after his parents were notified of his charges. The juvenile was charged with a first degree misdemeanor for possession of the pills and a minor misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana.
“The troopers at the Circleville Post, in partnership with the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and local agencies, are committed to keep the roadways safe and to try to keep the drugs from entering our community,” said Lt. Steven Herron, Circleville Post commander.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal