Last updated: April 14. 2014 4:41PM - 2302 Views
By Rob Treynor rtreynor@civitasmedia.com



Ohio State Highway Patrol found 17 grams of methamphetamine and approximately a pound of marijuana after searching a 2007 Lincoln Mark LT with California tags. The vehicle was stopped last week in Madison County near milepost 88 on Interstate 70.
Ohio State Highway Patrol found 17 grams of methamphetamine and approximately a pound of marijuana after searching a 2007 Lincoln Mark LT with California tags. The vehicle was stopped last week in Madison County near milepost 88 on Interstate 70.
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A routine traffic stop along Interstate 70 led to the discovery of a number of illegal substances.


Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped a 2007 Lincoln Mark LT pick-up truck, with California registration for speed, following too closely, marked lanes and unsafe lane change violations on Interstate 70 eastbound, near milepost 88, in Madison County at 3:48 p.m., on April 8.


According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, “criminal indicators were observed” and a patrol drug-sniffing canine was dispatched to the vehicle.


A search revealed 17 grams of methamphetamine, about a pound of hydroponic marijuana and numerous drug paraphernalia items.


The contraband has a street value of $5,000, according to the release.


The driver, Ryan Niedert, 25, of Barstow, Calif., was incarcerated at Tri-County Regional Jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony; and possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony.


Niedert was released from Tri-County Regional Jail on a $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Madison County Municipal Court on Friday, April 18 for a preliminary hearing.


Niedert has retained Dale Frenz as his attorney.


Rob Treynor may be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 19 or on Twitter @robtreynor.


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