Springfield man accused of having 60 grams of drugs, fleeing deputies


A Springfield man faces multiple charges after he was accused of running from Clark County deputies and allegedly was found with more than 60 grams of drugs and 260 Oxycodone pills in his possession.

Che Coleman, 22, has been charged with four counts of drug trafficking, three counts of drug possession and one count of tampering with evidence. He pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning. Bond was set at $15,000.

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On Thursday morning, deputies were investigating a robbery at the Motel 6 on West Leffel Lane that happened earlier in the week, according to a police report. The suspects, including Coleman, allegedly were staying at the motel, the report says.

Two suspects were found walking into the motel about 11:15 a.m. and were followed to the second floor by officers. Once the men saw the deputies, they began running and exited through the back door of the hotel, the report says.

Deputies allegedly saw Coleman throw something “the size of a baseball” as he left the building. The suspects were quickly detained by deputies and Coleman was placed in the Clark County Jail.

The baggie allegedly contained several different narcotics, including 21 grams of a tan powder substance believed to be either heroin or fentanyl, 14 grams of a white rock-like substance and about 260 pills believed to be Oxycodone. Deputies also searched Coleman’s car and allegedly found two baggies containing about 26 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

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