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Man charged with bringing drugs into Clark County Jail

A Clark County man is accused of bringing drugs into the Clark County jail after being arrested.

Aaron Wood, 39, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court with illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility and aggravated possession of drugs.

A charging document in the case says Wood is being accused of running away from law enforcement and after being arrested, bringing crystal meth into the jail.

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“The defendant was a passenger inside a vehicle during a traffic stop,” the document says. “The defendant told the driver of the vehicle and a passenger that he had a revolver and did not want to be arrested with the weapon and he then put the revolver behind the driver seat and fled on foot from the vehicle.”

German Twp. police began to search the area and he was found, the document says.

“After a search of the area for the defendant, he was later apprehended and did admit that he had the revolver and did not want to have the revolver on his person when arrested by officers for his active outstanding warrant,” the documents say.

Wood was arrested on complaints of a parole violation, a fugitive from justice warrant along with a resisting arrest and having weapons while under disability charge, the document says.

“The defendant was transported to the Clark County jail and prior to entering the jail, the defendant was warned if he had any drug or weapons on his person he needed to inform officers.”

Wood allegedly told officers that he didn’t have any drugs, the document says.

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“The defendant told officers he did not have any weapons or drugs on his person and when inside the book in area of the jail, book in deputies found a small baggy of crystal methamphetamine inside the defendants right front pants pocket.”

A next court date has not been set in the case.

Others indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court were:

Heather Russell, 31: aggravated possession of drugs

Melissa A. Davis, 44: failure to appear

Johnathan A. Yancey, 24: having weapons under disability, carrying concealed weapon and improper handling of firearms in motor vehicle

Terry Wallen, 59: unauthorized use of a vehicle

Forrest Money, 34: domestic violence

Raymond Hurn, 29: receiving stolen property

Ariana D. Whitt, 27: harassment with a bodily substance

Allan E. Riggins, 19: receiving stolen property

Timothy S. Hussong, 29: theft

Timothy J. Boeke, 56: domestic violence

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