Officer Henderson of the Toledo Police Department conducted a traffic stop at NE Alder and NE 1st Street, after observing traffic violations on a vehicle operated by Sparrow Houchens of Toledo.
During the traffic stop, the Officer requested assistance from Newport Police Departments Drug K9 unit. The Officer obtained consent to search the vehicle and the K9 was not deployed. During the search of the vehicle, with assistance from the Newport Police Officer, Methamphetamine, Digital scales, narcotic packaging material, and other drug related paraphernalia were located and seized.
The driver, Sparrow Houchens of Toledo, was taken into custody for Unlawful Manufacture Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.
A second occupant, Kelly Kearns of Toledo, was also arrested for Probation Violation.