HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a traffic stop turned into a drug bust recently.
According to a press release, troopers stopped a Ford Explorer for a fictitious license plate on May 8 in Hocking County.
A probable cause search revealed the discovery of contraband.
Troopers seized 458 grams of methamphetamine worth $45,800, a loaded Ruger 380 hand gun and drug abuse instruments.
54-year-old Jesse Skidmore and 35-year-old Chad Reedy, both of West Virginia, were arrested and charged.
If convicted, each could face up to 23 years in prison and up to a $45,000 fine.