The Ross County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division along with investigators from the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force conducted Drug Interdiction in various parts of Ross County Wednesday as part of Sheriff Lavender's ongoing S.T.O.P.P., Stop Trafficking Or Pay the Price, Initiative.
Several traffic stops were conducted during the operation. One of those stops was on a vehicle driven by David Bowling, 27, of Columbus. The vehicle was also occupied by Lucas Lintz, 27, and Timothy Vanderpool, 48, both of Waverly.
Ross County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Big Mac alerted on the vehicle and a subsequent search revealed suspected Heroin, Meth, and numerous other instruments associated with the trafficking of those substances.
Mr. Bowling was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substances. Mr. Lintz was arrested on a Parole Violation Warrant out of the state of Kansas. Mr. Vanderpool was arrested on warrants out of Pike County.
More charges are pending lab results and the completion of this investigation. Sheriff Lavender wants to thank the community partners who made the purchase of Big Mac possible who has become such a valuable asset to this agency.