Springfield pair allegedly found with fentanyl, 24 grams of cocaine


A Springfield man and woman face multiple charges after Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies allegedly found cocaine, fentanyl and other drugs in a car they were driving.

Aaron Moten, 40, of 619 N. Belmont Ave., was arrested Thursday, July 27, and charged with four counts of drug possession, three counts of drug trafficking, obstructing justice and resisting arrest.

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Jamie D. Lavender, 26, of 121 S. Western Ave., was also arrested Thursday, July 27, and charged with three counts of both drug possession and drug trafficking and one count of tampering with evidence.

Deputies stopped their car about 11:30 p.m. Thursday because it allegedly didn’t have a front license plate, according to a police report.

The car allegedly didn’t stop for the deputy, according to the report, and then rolled through a parking lot where the driver jumped out of the car. Moten then allegedly ran through a yard, deputies said, and fell into a bush where he was arrested. Lavender was also arrested in the vehicle by other deputies who arrived on scene.

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While searching the car, deputies alleged they found 24 grams of cocaine and 2 grams of fentanyl bagged ready for sale, as well as some oxycontin pills, according to court records.

Both Moten and Lavender were placed in the Clark County Jail.

Moten pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $42,500. Lavender also pleaded not guilty and her bond was set at $25,000.

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