Patrol seizes Ecstasy, loaded handgun

Speed violation leads to traffic stop.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Feb 5, 2013


Four men are facing felony drug and weapons charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 1,502 Ecstasy pills, worth nearly $26,000 and a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun during a traffic stop in Mercer County.

Troopers stopped a 2002 Chevy Suburban, with Indiana registration, for a speed violation, on US 33, eastbound, near milepost 15, at 9:20 p.m. on February 1. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed several plastic bags containing Ecstasy pills and a loaded 9mm handgun.
The driver, Kenneth R. Moore, 52, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and passengers, C.T. Tell Jr., 42, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Anthony Bolden Jr., 36, of Detroit, Mich., and Jermaine A. Johnson, 27, of Spanish Town, Jamaica, were incarcerated in the Mercer County Jail and charged with possession of drugs, a first-degree felony, and for carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony.

If convicted, each could face up to 11-and-half years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.



Mercer County we care why ???????

nightroller's picture

Maybe because they were going the round about way to this area to sell them to the general public since shrooms are out of season right now.

Game time

They smell Marijuana, but don't find any and find Extacsy? Something does not add up here. Maybe there was no K-9 available and they just made up that there was the smell of Marijuana so that they cold search it?

HS Sports Fan

Now that sounds like something they would do. I'm all for the drug busts, but not the ways they go about it. Why are these local papers crammed with so much about these human bloodhounds? Most of these busts are miles away from our area. I don't like them or what they represent. Their nasty and point hungry and will stop at nothing to give a citation. What bothers me the most is they don't seem to lead by example. When I see the same one go through my town every evening on his way home not using his turn signal and coasting his way through the stop sign, it boggles my mind and makes absolutely no sense to me. Would it be illegal to film him and make a documentary of him doing it about 30 times? Does he think we're dumb, blind and don't notice? Or does he just not care?


Damn that shit looks good (:


If you smoke a cig, you smell like it all day long and so does your clothes and anything you touch. The same goes for MJ, which actually carries a much stronger oder. Good job patrol, keep busting these losers/criminals.

Brock Lee

note to self doent speed




Well decriminalization of pot is only a matter of time...