Crystal Cook (left) and Travis Nelson. (Courtesy/Shelby County Jail)

Sidney police arrest 2 on drug charges arising from a traffic stop

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Travis Nelson, 26, of the 1300 block of West Russell Road, and Crystal Cook, 20, no address given, were arrested during the stop initiated by an officer who saw a red Nissan with no license plates being driven on Wapakoneta Avenue. 

The officer was able to determine that Cook was being sought on warrants. Nelson, her passenger, had five times the bulk amount of meth on his person as well as drug paraphernalia, police said in a statement released Friday night. 

Cook remains in the Shelby County Jail on single counts of drug trafficking and attempted trafficking (both felonies) and a misdemeanor count of aggravated drug trafficking. Bond for her on the most serious felony is $10,000 cash.

Nelson remains jail on a felony drug trafficking charge.

Police were able to secure a search warrant for Nelson's residence on West Russell Road, based on information from the traffic stop. There, police officers and detectives recovered meth, suspected synthetic MDMA, scales and drug paraphernalia. 

Additional charges are being reviewed, according to the police department statement. 

The execution of the warrant was a continuing effort by police to combat drug abuse and drug trafficking in the city. 

Information resulting in the warrant served Friday was derived in part from concerned citizens. Citizens with any information about drug activity are urged to contact the police department at 937-498-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 937-492-8477 (TIPS).

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