More than three dozen capsules containing fentanyl, a plastic bag with methamphetamine, cash and four cellular phones were seized in an 8:20 p.m. traffic stop June 18 and two men face drug charges.
Robert W. Wilcox, 35, of West Mansfield, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia while Aaron Slaven, 40, of DeGraff, was lodged on charges of possession of fentanyl, trafficking in fentanyl, possession of drug abuse instruments and violating bond.
An officer of the Bellefontaine Police Department was on patrol and stopped Wilcox at Madriver Marathon, 200 E. Sandusky Ave., for driving under suspension, fictitious registration and expired tags.
The methamphetamine and several capsules of fentanyl were found in the waistband of his shorts along with a straw for snorting drugs. More fentanyl capsules and a hypodermic syringe were found under the passenger seat where Slaven was sitting.
In all, 43 capsules of fentanyl were seized, police report.
Both men were lodged in the Logan County Jail.
Clark lodged on warrants, OVI charge
Leonard W. Clark III, 60, of Bellefontaine, was arrested on felony warrants for domestic violence and felonious assault shortly before midnight June 18.
He faces additional charges of possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. He was issued traffic citations for failure to control, driving under suspension, failure to reinstate driving privileges and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
An officer was patrolling Plumvalley Street at Columbus Avenue and observed Clark exit a sport utility vehicle parked across a lane of travel on Columbus. Clark stumbled from the car to a residence and was allowed in. He reportedly asked a resident to use a restroom but exited out the back door.
He was stopped while walking south through a neighboring backyard. The officer observed the defendant was unsteady on his feet; reeked of alcohol; had bloodshot, glassy eyes; and slurred his words as he spoke.
Clark claimed he was not driving the SUV when it ran out of gas and the open, cold bottle of beer in the vehicle belonged to the driver whom he did not identify.
Field sobriety tests indicated he was impaired by alcohol. He refused to participate in further testing.
The officer found a napkin containing marijuana and two small chunks of crack cocaine in Clark’s clothing.
He was lodged in jail.
It was noted in the arrest report Clark has seven prior OVI convictions.
• Ted L. Cornelison Jr., 50, of 3830 Harrison Road, was charged June 19 with OVI after a 2:20 a.m. traffic stop.
He also was issued traffic citations for an improper turn and a marked lanes violation.
An officer on patrol observed Cornelison in a southbound sport utility vehicle on Detroit Street near Water Avenue. The SUV appeared to straddle the lane-dividing lines.
Cornelison turned west on Water and the north on Elm Street. The officer followed him as he continued north of Auburn Avenue. At Columbus Avenue, the motorist turned west into the eastbound lane before veering onto Garfield Avenue. Once past Sandusky Avenue, he traveled over the double-yellow centerline.
A stop was initiated and the officer made contact with Cornelison. He detected a strong odor of alcohol and observed the motorist had bloodshot, glassy eyes, a flushed face and disheveled clothing.
Field sobriety tests indicated he was impaired by alcohol. His breathalyzer sample was recorded at 0.172. He was released to a sober driver.
• Bruce W. Roark, 45, of 323 S. Park St., was charged June 17 with OVI and littering after an 11:45 p.m. traffic stop.
He was cited for failure to obey traffic control devices; running a stop light; driving under suspension; reckless operation; a rear illumination violation; and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
An officer on patrol spotted Roark operating an westbound car in an alley off of south Madriver Street near Patterson Avenue. which had no working plate light and just one working brake light. He attempted to get behind Roark but the suspect sped up and continued to Main Street.
There, the motorist turned northbound and sped off at an estimated 50 mph. The officer observed the car speed through the intersection with Sandusky Avenue before it was driven into the parking lot of Dollar General, 308 N. Main St.
Roark exited the car and attempted to enter the closed business. He was ordered back to his car.
Once seated, he reached into a center console, retrieved a can of beer, poured it out and dropped the can onto the pavement.
The officer detected an odor of alcohol while talking with Roark. His speech was thick and slurred, according to the report, and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. He was ordered out of the car and it was apparent he was unsteady on his feet, the officer reports.
The motorist refused to participate in field sobriety testing.
A can of beer, emptied but still cold to the touch, was found under the car.
It was noted in the report Roark was arrested June 14 for OVI.
He was lodged in jail.