Youth arrested after traffic stop yields 59 Oxycodone pills, money

A 17-year-old boy from Detroit was arrested early Friday morning after Tiffin police found a bulk amount of suspected Oxycodone on him during a traffic stop.

Sgt. Rob Bour of the Tiffin Police Department said the traffic stop had been initiated in the area of Elmwood and East Market streets just after midnight after a vehicle in which the boy was a passenger went around a road closed sign.

After smelling a faint odor of marijuana during the stop, Bour said he called Officer Jake DeMonte and Andy, the department’s canine, to assist in searching the vehicle. Bour said Andy alerted to the suspected Oxycodone, which was found on the passenger side of the vehicle. Bour said police found 59 pills of suspected Oxycodone, along with $2,401 in cash.

“This is quite a bit for a traffic stop,” Bour said. “We very rarely find bulk amounts (of drugs) during traffic stops.”

Bour said the boy, who was charged with juvenile delinquency and drug possession/abuse, a third-degree felony, is being held at the Seneca County Youth Center.

The case has been forwarded to the Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office, Bour said.