Struthers man faces drug charges


Staff report

LOWELLVILLE

A Struthers man will be arraigned today in Struthers Municipal Court on drug charges related to his arrest last week after a traffic stop in the village.

About 5:30 p.m. Friday, police noticed a car on River Road traveling 14 miles over the speed limit.

According to the police report, the driver — later identified as Scott Chesney Mills, 43, of Park Avenue — was at first reluctant to stop but eventually did so at the corner of Jackson and Washington streets.

Mills, who had his young son in the rear passenger seat, said he had the radio on too loud to hear the cruiser’s sirens or horn.

The officer then noticed a strong smell of suspected marijuana coming from the car.

During a search of Mills and the car, police found a pipe containing suspected marijuana, a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana, a grinder and rolling papers with marijuana residue, a container filled with suspected marijuana seeds and stems, and several clear plastic bags that smelled of marijuana, reports say.

Mills is charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Police also cited him for speeding and driving under suspension.

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