Police: $11K in meth, heroin found during stop; 2 arrested

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Police in Ohio arrested two people early Thursday after a traffic stop reportedly turned up $11,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin.

Around 12:20 a.m., an Ohio State Patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle on S.R. 15 near U.S. 24. According to a Defiance County Sheriff’s Office report, during the stop, a K-9 alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle.

Inside, police found some 93 grams of methamphetamine and 3 grams of heroin. Police said in the report that the drugs held a street value of roughly $11,000.

Police arrested James Rath, 31, of Bryan, Ohio, and Jessica McDaniel, 35, of Pioneer, Ohio, on charges of Aggravated Possession of Drugs.

While police investigated, they learned three children had been left in a motel room in Wauseon, Ohio, the report said. The children were placed in protective custody, the report said.

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