Man lunges for pills during Piqua-area traffic stop on I-75

The traffic stop happened around 10 a.m. and as a trooper approached he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, said Lt. Mark Nichols with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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As troopers were taking the driver into custody, a bag of pills fell out of the driver’s pocket, when the driver tried to lunge to get the pills to eat them, Nichols said.

Troopers were able to arrest the man and he was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center near Troy.

Charges in the case are pending and the suspect’s name was not immediately available.