Columbus man jailed on drug charge after New Year's Eve arrest in Athens County

ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - A Columbus man faces felony drug charges in Athens County after his arrest during a New Year’s Eve traffic stop on Route 33.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the charges against Lashawn Walker, 43, on Monday.

The patrol said troopers said found about $12,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana after stopping his 2000 Ford Crown Victoria with Kentucky registration about 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. A drug-sniffing K-9 was used to find the drugs.

He was charged with trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony and remains in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.