Troopers Find Cocaine And Cash During Traffic Stop

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A man is facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Scioto County.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they stopped a 2006 Ford Mustang on 13th Street in Portsmouth at 3:05 a.m. Thursday for a moving violation.

The driver, Lennon L. Brown, 29, of Portsmouth, was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence.

During a search, a baggie containing 24 individual baggies of crack cocaine was found inside his pants pocket.

Troopers said the contraband has a combined street value of approximately $2,600.

Troopers also seized $2,710 in cash.

Brown was charged with possession of cocaine and trafficking cocaine, both are felonies of the first degree.

Brown is now in the Scioto County Jail.