On 11/26/17 at 11:05 p.m. a Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation on a gray Ford pick up on Highway 15 just west of Bellmont. During the roadside investigation the driver, 32 year old Johnathon M.L. Schrodt, of Crossville, was found to have open alcohol within the vehicle. MCPD K9 Ace was requested for an open air narcotics sniff and gave a positive alert on the vehicle. Subsequently a passenger in the Schrodt vehicle, 39 year old Anthony E. Crews, West Salem, was taken into custody on a charge of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Schrodt was cited for illegal transportation of alcohol and released.
Sheriff Derek Morgan: "While methamphetamine remains prevalent in our community the Sheriff's Office is taking proactive measures to combat this serious drug. Aggressive traffic enforcement is just one example of those proactive measures being implemented in response to our County-wide drug problem."