Jeremy Williams, 43, of Lima, was charged with felony counts of trafficking in drugs, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance as a result of a traffic stop about 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Officers of the Russells Point Police Department stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation and missing outside mirrors. When officers approached the vehicle they identified the driver as Williams, who readily told officers he was driving under suspension.
While speaking with him, officers noted he seemed unusually nervous given the circumstances and they also smelled the odor of marijuana. Williams admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle and when asked if he had anything else, he admitted to having a firearm.
A search was conducted, which resulted in a pill bottle containing five bags of suspected cocaine. The firearm was found behind the driver and was loaded with three magazines.
Additional marijuana and paraphernalia, including paraphernalia for use with cocaine, was also found.
The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to Logan County Jail.
• Cynthia Sulfridge, 56, of Vandalia, was charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop Monday evening.
About 10:20 p.m., Russells Point officers observed a vehicle with an expired registration. A registration check confirmed both the vehicle and the driver were expired.
Officers conducted the stop and identified the driver Sulfridge. While speaking with her, officers smelled the odor of marijuana and noticed a baggie hanging out of Sulfridge’s sweatshirt pocket.
The defendant was asked to step out of the vehicle and admitted the baggie contained marijuana. A subsequent search resulted in roughly 20 hydrocodone pills and a mixture of other controlled substances. Sulfridge told officers she did not have a prescription for any of the drugs.
She was placed under arrest and transported to the jail. Officers of the Washington Township Police Department also assisted with the arrest.