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Maryland man to face charges for incident on I-70

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Suspect accused by Trooper of Tampering with Evidence


OLD WASHINGTON, Ohio -- A Maryland man was taken into custody by troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol for allegedly tampering with evidence following a traffic stop on I-70 Sunday night.
According to reports, a trooper pulled over a car for a speed violation around 9:30 p.m. near the Old Washington exit.  The officer reportedly detected the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle as he approached, which led to a probable cause search.  The search allegedly turned up some marijuana, baggies, a scale and some paraphernalia.  A Guernsey County Deputy was called to the scene to assist the trooper, who while questioning one of the passengers in the vehicle, discovered the man had a mouthful of marijuana.  The subject, a man from Maryland had to be forcibly removed from the cruiser and handcuffed.  That man is facing a felony count of tampering with evidence and may have further possible charges submitted to the Grand Jury of the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court.  He remains in custody in the Guernsey County Jail.  The driver, 24-year-old Correll Lewis of Cincinnati, was charged with a speed violation, OVI, no seatbealt, open container and possession of marijuana, which were all misdemeanor counts.


Last modified on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:48
Bill Cassler

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