Ohio residents arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Elvis Ellis; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.
Two Ohio residents were arrested after a Saturday morning traffic stop. Shortly after 11 a.m., a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop in the 500 block of South State Road 46. The driver, Elvis Ellis, 37, Powell, OH, pulled into a residence, quickly exited the vehicle and began walking away. The deputy order Ellis to stop. He complied, but not before allegedly throwing some items onto the ground. After other deputies arrived to assist, a clear glass pipe with burnt resident was located on the ground in the area where Ellis had thrown the items. A film canister, containing a rock-like substance, syringes and a clear, plastic pipe with burnt resident were also located inside the vehicle. Ellis was remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:
– Possession of Methamphetamine
– Possession of Paraphernalia
– Driving while Suspended
Samantha Nelson; Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.
A passenger, Samantha Nelson, 34, North Logan, Ohio, was arrested on preliminary charges of: – Possession of Legend Drug Injection Devices
– Possession of Paraphernalia Authorities says that Ellis’s juvenile daughter was also in the vehicle. She was placed into the custody of a family friend. Both Ellis and Nelson have since been released.

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