June 24, 2016


Pa. man charged with cocaine possession after traffic stop

HARRISVILLE TWP. — A Pennsylvania man reportedly found with multiple bags of cocaine stuffed his pants early Wednesday following a traffic stop faces a felony drug charge.

Doneil M. Hamilton, 19, of Meadville, Pa., was an occupant in a vehicle driven by a Columbus man who was pulled over at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday for driving 87 mph in a 65 mph zone near state Route 83 and Interstate 71, according to a Medina County Sheriff’s Office report.

After questioning the driver and two passengers, the officer called for a police dog, which helped to discover four sacks of cocaine stuffed in the pockets of Hamilton’s pants, according to sheriff’s Lt. Travis Colonius.

“The deputy noticed (Hamilton) acting strange in the car,” Colonius said. “He kept his left hand on the side of his leg like he was trying to hide something.”

The four bags of cocaine totaled 65.1 grams, according to the sheriff’s report.

Hamilton was in the Medina County Jail on $100,000 bond Thursday, the lieutenant said.

The driver of the car, Johnny F. Henry, was cited for speeding and driving without a license, Colonius said. The second passenger was not charged.

Contact Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.