GENOA — A Pennsylvania man was arraigned Thursday on multiple drug charges after state troopers stopped his vehicle Wednesday on the Ohio Turnpike and discovered small amounts of several substances during a search.
Matthew Russick, 28, of New Castle, Pa., is charged with two counts of aggravated drug trafficking, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of heroin — all felonies — plus misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug instruments, and a turn-signal violation.
The Ohio Highway Patrol troopers report they seized an ounce of crack cocaine packaged for resale, four grams of heroin, a syringe and a Suboxone packet, with a total value of $5,000.
Mr. Russick remained in the Ottawa County jail in lieu of $215,000 bond after video arraignment in Ottawa County Municipal Court. If convicted, Mr. Russick could be sentenced to up to 21½ years in prison and a fine up to $45,000.