Lima Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop Last Week

Written on February 8, 2021

The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force released information on a traffic stop conducted last week in Lima that resulted in drug charges being filed.

According to a release, a deputy from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for traffic violations.

During the traffic stop, a Lima Police Department K9 alerted to the odor of narcotics being present.

The driver, identified as McKenzie Kirkman then fled on foot and while running, he discarded a large object and threw it in the street. 

The object was recovered, and was found to be approximately 258 grams of suspected cocaine. 

After the traffic stop, a search warrant was prepared for 381 South McDonnell Street in Lima where suspected marijuana, approximately 70 grams of suspected crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, one stolen handgun, and over $10,000 in cash were located.

Kirkman was booked into the Allen County Jail for Possession of Cocaine. 

The investigation is ongoing with additional charges expected to be presented to a future session of the Allen County Grand Jury.


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