Two men are facing drug charges as the result of two separate incidents in Pickaway County.
According to Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff, on September 20, 2020 at 12:47 a.m., Deputy Seth Thomas was traveling southbound on St Rte 104 when he got behind a 4-door gold Dodge vehicle. The vehicle made multiple left of center violations. Deputy Thomas initiated a traffic stop and got the vehicle stopped on St Rte 104 in the area of Dungan Road.
Sgt. Kyle Eveland and his K9 partner Edguy arrived on scene to assist. Sgt. Eveland ran Edguy around the vehicle for a free air narcotics sniff. The K9 alerted to the vehicle.
At that time, one of the occupants of the vehicle, Hugh E. Rodgers, out of Groveport, Ohio, hung his head and admitted there was a gun and once ounce of “ice” (methamphetamine) under the front passenger seat and it belonged to him. Deputies retrieved the Taurus 9MM handgun, which turned out to be stolen out of Scioto County, the over 1 ounce of suspected methamphetamine. Deputies also located over $390 on Hugh Rodgers.
Hugh Rogers was transported to the Pickaway County Jail without incident where he was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine a Felony of the third degree, Possession of Drugs - Methamphetamine a Felony of the third degree, Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle a Felony of the fourth degree and Receiving Stolen Property a Felony of the fifth degree.
(Pictured above: Hugh E. Rodgers of Groveport, OH)
Later in the day that same Sunday, September 20th at 8:30 p.m., Deputy Robert Morningstar stopped to assist a disabled vehicle on US Rte 23 in the area of Deer Creek Auto. Deputy Morningstar learned the front driver side tire fell off the vehicle.
After giving Deputy Morningstar a fake name, Deputy Morningstar was able to identify the subject with the vehicle as a Jordan N. Jacobs out of Columbus, Ohio. Jordan Jacobs had an active warrant out of Franklin County.
Upon search of Jordan Jacobs person, Deputy Morningstar learned that Mr. Jacobs had a loaded Kahr K40 handgun in his waistband. In a bag that Mr. Jacobs was wearing Deputy Morningstar located a large bag of Oxycodone pills, well over 8 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, digital scales, small baggies used to sell narcotics and over $1,330 cash. There was also a loaded 12 gauge shot gun sitting on the back seat of the truck.
Jordan Jacobs was transported to the Pickaway County Jail without incident and was charged with Trafficking in Drugs – Methamphetamine a Felony of the first degree, Trafficking in Schedule II Drugs – Oxycodone a Felony of the third degree, Weapon Under Disability a Felony of the third degree and Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle a Felony of the fourth degree.
(Pictured above: Jordan N. Jacobs, of Columbus, OH)
The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with drug tips, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at their anonymous tips line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Without the help of the communities’ tips we would not be successful in our efforts of keeping the community safe and fighting drug abuse.