Findlay traffic stop leads to drug bust

Findlay Police

A traffic stop of a vehicle in Findlay early Monday morning led to a police K9 sniffing out over a pound of pot, several prescription pills, and a drug-carrying passenger.

Findlay Police say an officer stopped a vehicle in the 100-block of S. Main Street around 12:30 a.m. The officer requested assistance from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and a K9 who alerted authorities to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle.

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A search of the vehicle uncovered over a pound of marijuana (467 grams), Suboxone, and numerous Oxycodone pills, according to police.

The passenger and owner of the vehicle, 33-year-old Joseph E. Erbe, from Alger, Ohio, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule II drug, and possession of a schedule III drug. He is being held in the Hancock County Justice Center.