Bellefontaine man arrested for possession of cocaine while on parole


On Thursday afternoon around 3:45, officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department observed a vehicle on West Sandusky Avenue near Main Street. Police checked the registration of the vehicle, and it did not match the displayed license plate.

A traffic stop was initiated at the Hyland Hills Plaza for fictitious registration.

The male, identified as Michael Williams, 46, claimed the vehicle was recently purchased and admitted that he was currently on parole.

When asked if there was anything illegal on him, or inside the vehicle, Williams admitted to possessing a crack pipe inside the vehicle. When asked if there was any crack cocaine inside the vehicle, he admitted that there was underneath the driver’s seat.

Through a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers found a prescription bottle underneath the driver’s seat which had multiple pieces of crack cocaine. There was also the crack pipe next to the prescription bottle that Williams admitted to possessing.

The crack cocaine and pipe were within Williams’ direct reach, possession, and control.

Nothing else illegal was located inside the vehicle.

Williams was placed under arrest.

He was transported to the Logan County Jail and lodged on possession of cocaine, a felony of the 5th degree, and a parole violation.

The crack cocaine was field tested and positive.