MIAMI COUNTY — During a traffic stop this week, a man was reportedly found with multiple controlled substances and with a passenger who has a warrant for drug trafficking from Kentucky.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted the traffic stop on Tuesday on southbound Interstate 75 near milepost 80 in Springcreek Township in Miami County for a following too close violation. The driver, Charles D. Duff, 57, of Inkster, Mich., allegedly admitted to having a small amount of marijuana as well as “a large amount of pills in the vehicle,” according to Miami County Municipal Court records.
Court records note that a trooper found “a large zip lock bag containing four separate bags of prescription pills” in the vehicle during a probable cause search. A bag of Suboxone strips were also reportedly found in a male Harley-Davidson jacket pocket in the vehicle.
The breakdown of drugs and items reportedly found in the vehicle included 27.3 grams of marijuana, three packs of rolling papers, and an orange bottle of marijuana seeds. in addition to varying amounts of Oxycodone, Alprazolam (Xanax), Methadone, and Suboxone.
Duff was charged with three counts of second-degree felony possession of drugs schedule II, one count of third-degree felony possession of drugs schedule III, and two counts of fourth-degree felony possession of drugs schedule IV in connection with this incident. Duff was also reportedly charged with fifth-degree felony possession of criminal tools and received two traffic citations.
Duff was arraigned Wednesday and is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on a total of $15,000 cash or surety bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Duff on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Duff’s passenger, Daphine R. Feltner, was also taken into custody and is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on a felony drug trafficking warrant.
In other news:
Christina E. Bray, 40, of Piqua, was arraigned Wednesday for fifth-degree felony possession of drugs in Miami County Municipal Court. Bray was charged this week in connection with the high-risk warrant served at the residence that formerly housed the Flesh Public Library, located 124 Greene St., in November.
Also in Miami County Municipal Court this week, Michael R. Maxon, 46, of Piqua entered a plea of no contest and received a $50 fine for reportedly punching a woman in the face in Piqua. Maxon was charged in September with first-degree misdemeanor assault. According to court records, the woman had blood on her mouth, arms, and hands after alleging Maxon hit her. Maxon reportedly knew the woman and was upset over something on Facebook and wanted to go through her phone.
Maxon was also sentenced to 90 days in jail, but 88 of those days are suspended. Maxon also received a two-day jail credit for jail time already served. Maxon is also not to have any contact with the victim during the suspended jail time.
In Miami County Common Pleas Court this week, Christopher L. Proffitt, 37, of Piqua entered a plea of no contest for fifth-degree felony trafficking in drugs. Proffitt was indicted in July for allegedly selling heroin, according to court records.
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