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.