Tip Leads to Bainbridge Drug Arrest

A tip from a concern citizen led to an arrest and the discovery of suspected methamphetamine in the Village of Bainbridge, Monday.

According to Ross County Sheriff, George Lavender, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the 100-block of North Quarry Street shortly after 1:00 a.m.

Deputies arrived and made contact with Donald Cox, 31. The vehicle that Cox was in was found to have an expired registration, so deputies conducted an inventory of the vehicle to tow it. They discovered approximately 30 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, several prescription drugs, and approximately $2,300.00 in U.S. currency. 

Cox was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Investigators from the U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task were called to the scene to seize the drugs. They will be sent to the lab for testing. Further felony charges are pending the results. 

Sheriff Lavender wants to thank the community member for the tip that led to this arrest and the seizure of these drugs. He would also like to remind the community not to hesitate to report any suspicious activity to his office. If you see something, say something.


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