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Troopers find $10,000 worth of methamphetamine during traffic stop in Summit County

Posted at 5:38 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 17:39:53-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — A traffic stop in Summit County earlier this month led to the arrests of two men and the seizure of thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine.

Jaelin Whitman, 22, of New Philadelphia and Gregory Swiney, 25, of Dover, are charged with possession of methamphetamine and trafficking in drugs.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, on Nov. 7 just before 3 p.m., troopers pulled over a 2005 Chevrolet Impala driving on South Arlington Street due to it having a faulty exhaust.

During the stop, the driver admitted to troopers that he had a meth pipe. A search of the vehicle turned up 288 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of about $10,000, authorities said.

Both men were arrested and taken to Summit County Jail.

If convicted, the two could face up to 22 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.