Ohio man facing up to 30 years in prison for felony drug crimes

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Rusty Travis Wilson

HANCOCK COUNTY — An Ohio man driving a vehicle with an obstructed license plate and an inoperable headlight led to a traffic stop. He was eventually arrested for serious felony drug crimes.

Rusty Travis Wilson, 35, 5700 block of Fisher Drive, Huber Heights, Ohio, has been charged with a Level 2 felony count of dealing cocaine; a Level 3 felony count of possession of cocaine and a Class A misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. The most serious charge carries up to 30 years in prison with an advisory sentence of 17 and a half years.

According to court records, Wilson made his initial appearance in Hancock County Circuit Court Thursday, Feb. 9 where judge Scott Sirk set $100,000 surety bond.

A probable cause affidavit states that an official with the Greenfield Police Department made the arrest, Feb. 5. The report states the GPD Sergeant was in a fully marked police vehicle when he observed a Chevrolet Equinox make a turn on N. Apple Street, from E. Main Street, and noted a bad headlight as well as license plate that was obstructed and unreadable.

The GPD sergeant noted in the report the vehicle had one person, Wilson, and during his initial talk the sergeant noticed a large, clear plastic bag containing plant-like material. The sergeant described the large, clear plastic bag, located directly behind the driver’s seat, as being filled with psychedelic mushrooms.

The affidavit stated that Wilson informed law enforcement there was also cocaine in the center console of the vehicle, but that it was not his. Police then did a probable cause search of the vehicle and, in addition to the mushrooms, officials discovered a clear plastic bag located on the driver’s side floor board containing a powder-like substance (approximate weight of 1.74 grams) that field tested as cocaine.

Law enforcement officials also found multiple clear plastic bags containing a powder-like substance in the center console, the affidavit said. The powder-like substance tested as cocaine (approximate weight of 15.74 grams). In addition, officials located a “Crown Royal” bag containing a large amount of small plastic “dime” sized bags, as well as a digital scale.

Officials also found a firearm, a Ruger .380, in the vehicle, the affidavit stated. Wilson was still listed as an inmate in the county jail as of print time. He is slated for another court meeting Thursday, March 16.