Sheriff’s office locates more than $12,000 in cocaine

| April 21, 2015

COSHOCTON – On Jan. 8, a deputy from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle in relation to someone shooting from a vehicle on CR 271 in the county. As a result of this traffic stop, the officer found a large amount of drugs, cash and several firearms.

James R. “JR” Patterson, 32-years-old and from the Coshocton area, was taken into custody in reference to this stop. He was charged with having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree, and improper handling of firearms, a first degree misdemeanor.

On April 20, officers were attempting to locate James R. Patterson on multiple warrants, including trafficking in crack cocaine, stemming back to the Jan. 8 incident. They spotted Patterson driving on CR 402 in the county and were able to take him into custody without incident. Dep. Dave Stone credits his K-9, Henata, for locating several drugs in the vehicle, including what is suspected to be over $12,000 in street value of cocaine.

Additional charges may be considered after review by the Coshocton County Prosecutor Jason Given.

This incident is currently being investigated by your Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office.

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