$1 million bond for alleged meth traffickers

Troopers interdict two pounds suspected meth

By Nathan Kraatz - nkraatz@civitasmedia.com

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WILMINGTON — Two men are held on $1 million bonds after being charged with allegedly hiding two pounds of methamphetamines in a truck, a first-degree felony, according to court documents.

According to a court affidavit, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kyle Doebrich stopped a speeding truck driven on I-71 by Jesus Oroz-Bustillos, 23, and containing Alberto Varela, 25, both of whom presented Mexican IDs.

Doebrich’s affidavit alleges both were “overly nervous” and Oroz-Bustillos’ hand shook. K9 Officer Ryo alerted to the vehicle and a subsequent search of the vehicle alleged revealed what is suspected to be two pounds of meth in a bag under the seat.

Each pound of meth was allegedly in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box; one was wrapped in black electrical tape. Also found were three cell phones, police say.

Oroz-Bustillos and Varela are each charged with first-degree felony charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs. Varela’s court paperwork included a handwritten note for a Spanish interpreter. Both will retain private counsel.

The incident occurred Jan. 13, according to court documents.

Clinton County Municipal Judge Mike Daugherty ordered each held on a $1 million bond.

Municipal courts don’t hear felony cases, but can begin the case and then transfer it to a court of common pleas, such as the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas.

A photo of Varela was not available.

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Troopers interdict two pounds suspected meth

By Nathan Kraatz