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Man arrested on drug charges in Wyandot County after fleeing police; $7,750 worth of meth seized Staff




Wyandot County, Ohio — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Wyandot County.

During the traffic stop, troopers seized a pound of methamphetamine worth approximately $7,750.

On October 14, at 12:06 a.m., troopers stopped a 2006 Chevy Malibu with Michigan registration for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23.

While interacting with the suspect, troopers detected an odor of marijuana and observed marijuana in plain view.

While performing a field sobriety test, the suspect fled on foot.

He was apprehended a short time later without incident, and troopers located the contraband.

The suspect, 47-year-old Eddie Pope, of Detroit, was incarcerated in the Wyandot County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in drug, both first-degree felonies; possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, both minor misdemeanors; and failure to comply with order of a policer, a misdemeanor.

If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

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