Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges


The Bellefontaine Police Department arrested Juanita Patterson, 57, of Uhrichsville, OH on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop.

Officers pulled over Patterson due to her registration being fictitious.

Patterson was nervous during the traffic stop and admitted having a history of drug use and being arrested in the past for a possession charge.

Patterson consented to a search of her vehicle.

Officers located chore boy, commonly used as a filter to smoke crack cocaine, on the passenger seat.

They also found a large glass pipe, a plastic bag that contained a large amount of methamphetamine, and a glass vial that contained two large white rocks, believed to be crack cocaine.

The weight of the methamphetamine was approximately 10 grams which is consistent with trafficking and sales.

The meth and crack cocaine were both field-testing and both tested positive.

Patterson was charged with possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of cocaine.
She was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Jail.