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Man charged during traffic stop

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A city man was charged with possession of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle during a routine traffic stop on Thursday evening, officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report.

Bruce Mathews, 51, at large, was charged during the 6 p.m. stop in the 100 block east Patterson Avenue. He was a passenger in the back seat of the stopped vehicle and during questioning, officer saw a 40-ounce beer bottle in plain view. During a search of his clothing they also found a small quantity of marijuana.

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