Two defendants were arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine related to a traffic stop conducted by the Logan County Unified Drug Task Force Wednesday afternoon.
The driver, Jeffrey M. Palmer, 36, of Springfield and the passenger, Jarrod A. Hoosier, 29, of Columbus each were lodged in the Logan County Jail following the stop about 2:50 p.m.
The Logan County Unified Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop at state routes 117 and 274 for a vehicle driving with a fictitious registration.
Detectives made contact with Palmer and Hoosier and noted that both defendants were acting very nervous and were demonstrating signs of being under the influence of methamphetamine.
Palmer was asked if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle and he stated that an unnamed female had left a purse in the back seat and there could be something inside in the purse.
K9 Bruno was deployed to conduct an exterior search of the vehicle and indicated to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle.
Both occupants were searched and Palmer was found to have $928 cash on his person and Hoosier was found to have numerous rounds of ammunition and a meth pipe on his person.
A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and several pistol magazines were located inside the vehicle. A purse, located in the back seat, was found to contain a cell phone and a plastic baggie with a large amount of suspected methamphetamine.
The driver and passenger each were placed under arrest.