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Update – More Details to a Traffic Stop That Led to a Drug Bust in Ross County


Chillicothe, Ohio – [Date] A routine traffic stop on State Route 104 in Ross County on 3/19/24 turned into a drug bust after a detective with the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force recognized the driver and a passenger.

The detective, who is familiar with Robert Rogers from previous encounters, observed Rogers driving a white Ford Escape with Cassaundra Seymour in the passenger seat and another man, later identified as Mitchell Ingram Jr., in the back. Knowing Rogers to be a suspected narcotics trafficker, the detective followed the vehicle and notified a nearby Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper.

The trooper pulled the car over after witnessing the driver speeding and briefly crossing the center line. A K-9 unit deployed by another trooper alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

A subsequent search revealed drug paraphernalia on Ingram’s person, including a digital scale and a container with suspected crack cocaine residue. A black bag found near Rogers contained additional suspected crack cocaine, digital scales, and empty packaging materials.

Ingram was arrested for drug paraphernalia possession and later admitted to having Fentanyl hidden on him upon arriving at the Ross County Jail. He now faces additional charges of tampering with evidence, cocaine possession, and conveying contraband into a detention facility.

Rogers admitted to selling cocaine and faces charges of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. He was previously out on bond for similar charges.

All suspected narcotics have been sent to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for testing. The investigation remains ongoing.