ALLIANCE — A Columbiana County man with meth for sale in his underwear and a wanted Portage County man with meth, a pipe and a digital scale were arrested by police during a traffic stop Wednesday evening.
Justin W. Rockwell, 29, of the 600 block of N. 17th Street in Sebring, and Eric S. Harsh, 45, of Diamond, Ohio, were arrested at 5:20 p.m. in the 200 block of West Market Street by Alliance police, Stark County Jail records show.
Both were passengers in a vehicle pulled over for a traffic violation. Police seized the 33 grams of meth — a little over an ounce — that Rockwell had in his underwear and was “intended for sale,” according to the jail records. They also seized a small cellophane wrapper containing meth, the scale and the glass pipe from Harsh.
Harsh was wanted on a Portage County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court for a hearing on a charge of felony non-support. He was jailed on that warrant and on charges of aggravated drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal tools possession.
Rockwell was jailed on felony charges of aggravated drug trafficking and aggravated drug possession. Stark County court records show Rockwell went to prison in 2016 and 2017 for two counts each of aggravated drug trafficking, and in 2016 for aggravated drug possession. He also went to prison in 2014 for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of illegal drugs.
Rockwell remained behind bars Thursday, held in lieu of $200,000 bond pending an Alliance Municipal Court hearing. Harsh, too, remained in jail, held without bond. The jail records did not say whether the driver was cited.
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