Ohio man jailed in LaPorte County on drug dealing charges

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An Ohio man pulled over for traffic violations has ended up in jail on illegal weapon and drug offenses.

A LaPorte County Sheriff’s deputy was monitoring traffic along the toll road, on Thursday, Jan. 7, and spotted the driver of an SUV speeding and weaving in an out of lanes.

The deputy pulled the vehicle over near the 47 mile-marker and ended up searching the vehicle.

The deputy found a large amount of an illegal drug and a Smith and Wesson pistol, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.

Kelvin Bradford, 39, of Alliance, Ohio, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing cocaine and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

He was taken to the LaPorte County Jail, held on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

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