According to a press release issued on Monday by the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, Antione Cheeks, 24, and Joshua Coleman, 29, both of Dayton, were arrested following a traffic stop on Ripley Road.
The sheriff’s department says Cpl. W. Gritt and Cpl. C. Varian, with assistance from K-9 officer, Kobie, discovered several grams of alleged marijuana and cocaine hidden in a compartment inside a water bottle. The bottle was allegedly concealed inside the rental car containing the two men. The men were arrested and taken to the Western Regional Jail for incarceration.
Both Cheeks and Coleman appeared before Mason County Magistrate Gail Roush for a bond hearing. Cheeks was officially charged with possession with intent to deliver, a felony, and his bond was set at $20,000. Coleman was officially charged with possession of less than 15 grams, a misdemeanor, with his bond set at $1,000.
As of Monday evening, the two men remained behind bars at the Western Regional Jail, according to its website. Cheeks had an inmate status of pre-trial felon while Coleman’s status was listed as misdemeanor pre-trial.