115 grams of crystal methamphetamine, valued at $9,200

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 26, 2022

Troopers say Melvin had 115 grams of crystal methamphetamine

A Wurtland, Kentucky man was arrested in Scioto County after troopers found over $9,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine in his vehicle.

Around 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped a 2016 Buick Encore for marked lane violations on State Route 823.

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According to an OSHP press release, during interaction with the driver, he repeatedly placed his hand into his jacket pocket after being advised to keep his hands visible.

A pat down of his person revealed approximately 115 grams of crystal methamphetamine, valued at $9,200.

The driver, Neal T. Melvin, 45, was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of first-degree felony methamphetamine and second-degree felony trafficking in drugs.

If convicted, Melvin could face up to 19 years in prison and up to a $35,000 fine.