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K-9 finds $3,000 worth of drugs during traffic stop in Darke County

DARKE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — During a traffic stop, officers discovered narcotics with an estimated value of $3,000.

On May 31, Darke County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2001 Chevrolet for a speeding violation. It happened around 9:45 p.m. on State Route 49 near Kilbourn Road in Van Buren Township.

During the traffic stop, officers say criminal indicators were noticed and a Greenville Police K-9 unit was called to the scene. The K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics, triggering a search for probable cause.

Officers found half a pound of methamphetamine and more than $600 in cash. The sheriff’s office says the drugs seized have an approximate street value of $3,000.

The driver of the Chevrolet was arrested and is being held in the Darke County Jail on drug charges and tampering with evidence, both felonies.

This case remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.