Preble County traffic stops ends in arrest

James Sullivan was arrested after a traffic stop in Eaton. (Photo: Preble County Sheriff's Office)
James Sullivan was arrested after a traffic stop in Eaton. (Photo: Preble County Sheriff's Office)

EATON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Preble County Sheriff said Friday they arrested a man Saturday on drug charges after deputies stopped his car in Eaton.

The traffic stop happened around 12:15 in the morning on September 17 on East Main Street in Eaton.

Deputies pulled the car over for expired plates and during the traffic a K-9 alerted to the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and found a loaded shotgun on the rear seat, a small amount of marijuana, a digital scale, several small baggies with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and other paraphernalia.

A total of six grams of methamphetamine was found in the car and deputies believe the meth was packaged fro sale, according to the Preble County Sheriff.

44-year-old James A. Sullivan from Lewisburg was arrested and charged with aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs and improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle, all felonies. Sullivan was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sullivan is still in the Preble County jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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