Officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department were dispatched Saturday morning to McDonald’s on North Main Street in reference to Gage Rollins, 21, being in the drive-thru.
It was believed that Rollins had an active warrant for his arrest, and officers were advised he was sitting in the backseat of a silver Honda.
When officers arrived at McDonald’s, they observed the vehicle in the drive-thru at the window getting their food. As police were pulling in, the vehicle quickly exited the parking lot and began traveling Northbound on Main Street.
A traffic stop was initiated just past the Eastbound 33 exit ramp.
Rollins’ warrant was confirmed and he was placed in the backseat of the cruiser.
Police identified James Gulasa, 41, of Mount Victory, sitting in the front passenger seat. Officers observed Gulasa acting nervous and he would not make eye contact. Officers were advised Gulasa had an in-house warrant for his arrest.
Gulasa was patted down for illegal weapons. A marijuana pipe was found on him. He was secured in the back of a cruiser. Officers issued him a misdemeanor citation for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
The driver of the vehicle, Susan Frazier, 46, of Bellefontaine, made the statement that there wasn’t anything illegal inside. She was extremely fidgety.
An employee from McDonald’s called the police department and advised an individual threw a bag of suspected drugs out of Frazier’s vehicle while she was in the drive-thru. Police went to the restaurant and confiscated the plastic bag, rolled up with a white powdery substance in it.
A manager was able to show the officer the video footage from the incident. Police observed the vehicle at the drive-thru window. The back driver-side window then rolled down and an arm stuck out and threw a small white object at the McDonald’s building. It bounced off the building and hit the ground.
When police asked Frazier what Rollins threw out of the back seat, she acted clueless.
Frazier and Gulasa were then released from the traffic stop.
Rollins was transported to the Logan County Jail where he was lodged for his failure to appear warrant, possession of drugs, and tampering with evidence.