Man sentenced to two years in drug bust

A Edgerton, Ohio, man convicted of drugs and weapons charges following a May traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Troy was sentenced Monday to two years in prison on five felony charges.

Brian Roose, 36, was stopped on the interstate at Ohio 55 by state troopers who said they found nearly $4,000 worth of methamphetamine, scales and two firearms in his vehicle. The firearms were a loaded rifle and a handgun, troopers said.

Roose was indicted in September on individual charges of aggravated trafficking, aggravated possession and possession of amphetamines and two counts of improper handling of a firearm. He later pleaded guilty in Miami County Common Pleas Court as part of a plea deal in which prosecutors said they would recommend a mandatory two-year prison term. He could have received up to 20 years in prison.

“I regret what I did,” Roose, who said he was in the county to visit relatives at the time of his arrest, told Judge Jeannine Pratt.

She ordered the two-year prison term along with the forfeiture of $3,843 cash, a handgun and a rifle. Roose was ordered to pay $245 to the Ohio State Highway Patrol for drug testing costs. His driver’s license will be suspended two years and he will receive credit for 17 days served in the county jail, Pratt said.

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