A traffic stop on Thursday resulted in an arrest and seizure of 435 grams of methamphetamine. The stop took place in the 600 block of South Diamond Street in Mansfield by Mansfield Police and the METRICH Enforcement Unit.

The stop, arrest, and seizure were the result of work done by METRICH to investigate illegal drugs entering into the city of Mansfield and surrounding communities.

According to authorities, Elijah Myers, 21, was charged with second-degree felony drug possession and is being held at the Richland County jail. The level of offense was triggered by the amount of drugs seized. Further charges will be presented to the Richland County Prosecutors office.

“The METRICH Enforcement Unit will continue to seek those that pollute our streets with narcotics,” Blust said. “All citizens are encouraged to continue reporting suspected drug activity.”

METRICH Lt. Steve Blust said this was a direct result of cooperation among partner law enforcement agencies and tips received from the community. He added that METRICH will continue to seek those who pollute the streets with narcotics.

Blust encourages all citizens to continue reporting suspected drug activity.

Citizens can call the METRICH Crime Tip Hotline at 419-52-CRIME (419-522-7463) orthe Task Force line at 419-755-9728 or by using the METRICH app. 

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