Traffic stops result in drug charges

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Two women were charged Friday after a 6:35 p.m. traffic stop Friday on Malone Avenue. Angela D. Grose, 45, of 547 E. Columbus Ave., Apt. 18, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, while Jessica L. Park, 29, of Anna, was arrested for receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers were looking for a car belonging to Floyd Denlinger of Dayton who had loaned the car to Park with the understanding she would return it last Wednesday.

Park told police she had purchased the car but could not provide a bill of sale nor a title. When asked about contraband, she told them there was blue bag with a crack cocaine pipe and other paraphernalia related to crack cocaine use under the passenger seat. However, she denied ownership of the bag.

Grose told officers Park handed her the bag and told her to conceal it under the seat. Grose admitted to having a crack cocaine pipe in her purse.

• Shana M. Lott, 32, of 321 Lawrence St., was charged Saturday with possession of drug paraphernalia after a 5:20 p.m. traffic stop.

She was stopped for driving under suspension and not having a driver’s license at Brown Avenue and Walker Street. While searching her pickup truck, officers found items consistent with crack cocaine use. 

Motorist faces OVI charge

Aron M. Vanover, 37, of Bellefontaine, was charged Saturday with OVI and cited for a seat belt violation, faulty headlights, a stop light violation and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Around 1:50 a.m., he was spotted in a car going back and forth over a stop bar at Columbus Avenue and Main Street. An officer followed him northbound and observed the car cross the centerline twice prior to initiating a stop on Dowell Avenue.

Vanover was ordered out after the officer detected an odor of alcohol coming from the car. He refused at first, but when he did exit, he reportedly had to steady himself against the car.

He refused to participate in field sobriety tests or provide a breathalyzer sample. The officer noted a strong odor of alcohol on the motorist’s breath while talking with him and that his eyes were bloodshot, glossy and watery. An open bot- tle of vodka was found in the car.

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