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SPD makes cocaine bust

Sarah Weber • Mar 11, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Police arrested two men in a drug sting Thursday.

Officers from a number of area agencies executed simultaneous traffic stops at about 2 p.m on John Daniels Sr., 61, of Filmore St., and Danny D. Dotson, 55, of Jennings Road, New London.

Police stopped Daniels’ truck on Sadler Street and Dotson’s car at the intersection of Perkins and Hayes avenues in Sandusky.

They found the men to be in possession of several grams of cocaine.

Officers also searched Daniels’ home on Filmore Street, where they found 10 grams of crack cocaine, four grams of powder cocaine, liquid morphine, a digital scale and $1,400 cash.

Sandusky police Det. John Orzech said the amount of cocaine in Daniels’ possession indicates he was distributing it. Each gram of cocaine has a street value of about $100, he said.

Huron County Sheriff’s department investigators have been working the case for some time, he said. Deputies from Huron County and Erie County, as well as the Sandusky and Norwalk police, assisted in Thursday’s operation.

Daniels is incarcerated in the Erie County jail on charges of trafficking in crack cocaine, trafficking in cocaine, complicity to trafficking in crack cocaine, complicity to trafficking in cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of cocaine.

All of the charges are felonies.

Additionally, Daniels was on probation for previous drug charges at this time of this arrest.

Dotson is charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of cocaine, both felonies. He is held in the Erie County jail.

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