ANSONIA – A large police presence was noted on the streets of Ansonia Tuesday evening after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a firearm and large amounts of drugs being transported in a vehicle. Shortly before 9 p.m., officers from the Ansonia Police Department, deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Department and Ansonia Fire and Rescue responded to the report of the possibility of a large amount of drugs and or methamphetamine found during a routine traffic stop. According to the Ansonia Police Department, a traffic stop was conducted on a silver Dodge Magnum in the 500 block of East Canal Street, near the intersection with Third Street, at which point an Ansonia Police Officer detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Darke County Deputies were requested to the scene to assist in the situation.
During that traffic stop a large amount of suspected meth-amphetamine (50+ grams), marijuana and a loaded firearm were confiscated from the two subjects in the car.
Due to a large amount of possible methamphetamine being located in the vehicle, Ansonia Police and deputies Ansonia Fire and Rescue as well as the Darke County Sheriff’s Department’s Clandestine Unit for precautionary reasons. A thorough search of the vehicle by the Darke County Clandestine Unit was performed prior to the vehicle being deemed safe and removed from the scene.
During the traffic stop it appeared that there were chemicals and apparatus normally used to produce meth-amphetamine located inside the vehicle. A drug trained deputy checked the items and determined them safe and not drug producing paraphernalia.
Two arrests were made during the incident in connection to finding of the drugs and firearm. A male and female were both taken into custody and transported to the Darke County Jail where they will await any further charges.
The Ansonia Police Department is investigating the incident and thanks the Ansonia Fire Department, Ansonia Medic Rescue and the Darke County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance.