A repeat felon was arrested and charged with multiple drug-related charges Wednesday following a scuffle with officers of the Washington Township Police Department.
David Lee Henry, 36, of Lakeview, was lodged in Logan County Jail on charges including driving under suspension, two counts of tampering with evidence, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule two controlled substance and possession of a schedule three controlled substance.
An officer initiated a traffic stop of Henry’s vehicle around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the area of U.S. Route 33 near Township Road 95 for driving with a suspended license.
While speaking with the driver, Henry, officers noticed a glass meth pipe sitting on the passenger seat as well as a white crystal substance all over his lap. Henry was asked to exit the vehicle and he refused.
He then reportedly grabbed an item off the passenger seat and threw it out the passenger window into the ditch. Officers had to forcibly remove Henry from the vehicle.
During the struggle, Henry reached back into the vehicle trying to wipe off a white crystal substance that was all over the driver seat. Officers were able to get Henry under control and placed in handcuffs and in the back of the patrol car.
While conducting a search of the vehicle officers recovered a large amount of a white crystal substance all over the driver seat and the floorboard. Also located was a broken meth pipe, a digital scale, a bottle of brandy, a marijuana Vape, and three orange pills believed to be Buprenorphine Hydrochloride 8mg, a schedule three controlled substance.
A criminal history check on Henry revealed he has several prior felony drug convictions. Other charges may be pending, officers report.
Officers of the Washington Township Police Department recovered suspected drugs and paraphernalia from Allyson Cyphers, 30, of Lima, following a traffic stop of her vehicle executed shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday on State Route 366 near Montgomery Drive.
An officer initiated the stop for violations of marked lanes and following too closely. Upon making contact with the motorist, signs of drug abuse were observed, and Cyphers consented to a search of her vehicle. A substance was recovered from her purse and field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Eventually, Cyphers admitted to having additional methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe on her person, which was recovered. This case will be sent to the Logan county Prosecutor’s Office for charges.