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Man faces several charges after traffic stop

Sandusky Register Staff • Dec 29, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Barry Fleming, 31, 200 block Neil St., was charged with felony heroin and crack possession and tampering with evidence, and misdemeanor possession of drug instruments and drug paraphernalia.

Fleming was also charged with occupying a drug premises, a minor misdemeanor violation of the Sandusky municipal code.

Sandusky police officers pulled Fleming over at Hayes Avenue and Taylor Street at about 11:30 p.m. Friday after seeing him leave an area believed to be associated with drug trafficking, according to a police report.

An officer soon saw Fleming grab an item from under his seat, crumple it in his hand and slide it under his leg, the report said.

Officers then ordered Fleming to show his hands at Taser-point. They discovered a crumpled cigarette pack containing suspected crack and heroin, the report said.

Officers then located a small crack rock wedged in Fleming’s seat, as well as a burnt spoon and hypodermic needle tucked into his sock, the report said.

Officers rarely charge suspects with occupying a drug premises.

According to the Sandusky municipal code, a person can be charged with the violation if they occupy a structure or vehicle where controlled substances are kept illegally, with the intent to unlawfully use or possess such items.

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