Kidder Admits to Having Drugs in Car


By: Alli Harlan

Saturday evening, Bellefontaine Police Officers were on patrol when they saw a white Ford Explorer turn into a parking lot, almost getting hit by another vehicle.

Officers ran the vehicle’s license plate, and it came back as a Hyundai, instead of a Ford.

A traffic stop was made and officers explained to the driver, later identified as Rex Kidder, 44 of Maplewood, why he was being stopped.

When officers asked for identification, he told them that he was not a valid driver.

They also asked if he had anything in the car, and he stated “Yes, drugs.”

Officers went on to ask what kind of drugs he had, he said, “a little bit of weed and some meth.”

They began searching him and found methamphetamine in a small plastic baggie in his left front pants pocket.

Officers searched the car and found a glass pipe used for meth on the passenger seat along with another small amount of meth.

Kidder was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail.

He was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments.