COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against two Michigan men after a stop in Hancock County.
During the traffic stop, troopers seized 810 grams of crack cocaine, 50 grams of cocaine and a small amount of heroin worth approximately $78,260.
On December 9, at 6:20 p.m., troopers stopped a 2021 Mazda CX5 with Florida registration for a speed violation on Interstate 75. Criminal indicators were observed and a Findlay Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband concealed in the spare tire compartment in the trunk.
The driver, Jonathan Stalling, 28, below:
and passenger, Jimmie Fields, 43, below:
both of Detroit, were incarcerated in the Hancock County Justice Center and charged with possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony.
If convicted, each could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.