Dayton man indicted on drug charges

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – One of two men arrested in a traffic stop was indicted on drug charges by a Montgomery County grand jury Thursday.

Justin Dunlap, 18, was arrested May 3 after police stopped the car he was driving for erratic maneuvers.

According to a police report on the incident, officers saw the car nearly crash while turning onto Oakridge Drive. The car skidded and blew a tire, then drove into oncoming traffic and through a stop sign at Elmhurst Avenue and West Second Street. The car finally came to a rest at Third Street and Almond Avenue.

The report says officers saw three people get out of the car and run away.

Dominique Johnson (Photo: Montgomery County Jail)

The driver, later identified as 18-year-old Justin Dunlap, and a second unidentified man ran north on Almond Avenue. Dunlap was carrying a bookbag which he threw to the ground while running. A third man, identified in the report as 22-year-old Dominique Johnson, ran east on Third Street.

Officers were able to quickly catch up with Dunlap and arrest him. Officers also arrested Johnson after a foot chase.

Police found a semi-automatic handgun near the bookbag that Dunlap dropped and several capsules and baggies of suspected heroin inside.

Police found a second gun with an extended magazine inside the car.


Dunlap was indicted Thursday on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and one count each of improper handling of a firearm, possession heroin, possession of a firearm and obstructing official business.

Dunlap was booked into the Montgomery County Jail but is now out on bond. 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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