Marion men arrested on narcotics charges

LIMA — Two Marion men were arrested Tuesday for possession with intent after a traffic stop in Lima.

According to a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cleveland Division, at approximately 1:50 p.m. Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop of a black 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche traveling on state Route 309 eastbound in Lima for a speeding violation.

A police K9 trained in narcotics detection was used to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle. After the K9 alerted police of a positive detection of drug odor, officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found over 3 kilograms of cocaine and oxycodone pills were found.

Torrece Troutman, 42, identified as the driver, and passenger Derek Maxie, 44, both from Marion, Ohio, were immediately placed into custody by law enforcement.

Both men have been charged in federal court with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and with conspiracy.

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