EATON — A West Alexandria man was arrested earlier this month following a traffic stop which led to the discovery of suspected meth, and officially charged last week.
According to Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson, on Friday, Sept. 13, at approximately 12:15 a.m. deputies stopped a vehicle in the 4300 block of U.S. 127, north of Eaton, for a traffic violation.
After observing criminal indicators, a narcotics K-9 from the Eaton Police Division was deployed and alerted to the vehicle.
During a probable cause search of the vehicle, deputies located approximately 29 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a digital scale, meth pipes, $749 in United States currency, and a drug ledger.
During the stop, deputies also located a loaded .357 revolver in the passenger compartment of the vehicle, according to Simpson. Deputies estimated the street value of the methamphetamine to be approximately $2,000.
The driver, Russell Grubb, 57, of West Alexandria, was arrested and transported to the Preble County Jail.
On Monday, Sept. 16, Grubb was officially charged in Eaton Municipal Court with crimes including: aggravated possession of drugs, a 2nd degree felony; aggravated trafficking in drugs, a 2nd degree felony; improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a 4th degree felony and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a 4th degree misdemeanor.
Gun specifications were also filed in this case, as were specifications to seize the currency which was seized in the traffic stop.
Grubb had posted bond in this case at press time.