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Man arrested in Findlay after being found unconscious behind the wheel




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Findlay, Ohio — A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after the Findlay Police Department received a report of a male who was found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle on the I-75 southbound exit ramp at W. Trenton Ave.

Officers responded to the scene at approximately 3:23 a.m. and identified the driver as Robert Hughes, a 39-year-old resident of The Plains, Ohio.

After further investigation, Hughes was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI).

During a search of his vehicle, officers discovered a significant amount of narcotics. The narcotics that were seized during the search included 269 grams of methamphetamine, 6.5 grams of suspected fentanyl, 8.5 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms, 61 tablets of unknown pressed pills, and 4 grams of suspected marijuana.

As a result of the incident, Hughes was arrested and taken into custody at the Hancock County Justice Center on charges of first-degree misdemeanor OVI and first-degree felony possession of drugs. Additional charges are expected to be filed pending the results of laboratory testing.

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