Police find meth on ‘suspicious’ man’s bicycle

MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WANE) A Celina man was arrested on drug charges after police found meth in a pouch on his bicycle.

James A. McDowell
James A. McDowell

Police were called around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday by a resident who said his children came across a “suspicious” man near a bridge at Wabash Road, south of State Route 219. A deputy arrived and found the man, who said he was fishing.

The man let the deputy search his bicycle, where police found liquid and other containers in a pouch on his bicycle. The man admitted the liquid was methamphetamine and admitted to “cooking” meth somewhere in Indiana.

Deputies then checked the area around the bridge and found items commonly used in outdoor methamphetamine cook operation. Deputies found suspected liquid methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, equipment and material commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

James A. McDowell, 52, of Celina was arrested and booked into the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility for possession of drugs. The case will be forwarded to the county prosecutor for review of additional charges.

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