Alleged meth toss gets Westville man tossed in jail

A Westville man is behind bars on meth charges after a traffic stop on May 28.

A Holmes County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 181 where he spoke with the occupants. The passenger was identified as Joseph Johnson, of Westville.

The driver gave HCSO consent to search the vehicle, and Johnson was asked to exit the vehicle. 

According to HCSO, as Johnson exiting, he was seen removing an item from his pocket and tossing it under the vehicle.

HCSO recovered the item and found it was methamphetamine.

Johnson is charged with possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence.

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