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Man Charged In Drug Crimes

Saul Reyes Maldonado, 27, Defiance, has been charged with obstructing official business, possession of drugs/marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia following a Wednesday, Feb. 3 incident in Archbold.

The Archbold police report on the incident states two officers were in the 1500 block of South Buehrer Street about 9:15 pm, when they smelled the odor of marijuana as a southbound van passed them.

One officer stopped the vehicle in the 1400 block of South Defiance Street.

“The subsequent investigation found that the passenger had thrown out the marijuana while I was catching up to vehicle,” one officer wrote in his report.

“The passenger was arrested and transported to CCNO.”

Tera Rogers, a police officer, said police recovered marijuana that was allegedly thrown from the vehicle.

The driver of the van was not charged.

Maldonado is currently free on $10,500 bond, 10% payment allowed.

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