A Noble County Sheriff’s Deputy bagged a large quantity of illegal drugs during a traffic stop at about 3:30 a.m. on March 26. Noble County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory May was conducting traffic enforcement in the Caldwell area when he observed a maroon Kia traveling well below the posted speed limit. Deputy May followed the Kia, and observed the driver making a traffic violation. Deputy May then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was identified as Cordero Bush and the passenger identified himself as Richard Hall Jr. While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle Deputy May reportedly observed what appeared to be a large amount of suspected illegal methamphetamines in a bread bag on the passenger side floorboard. When asked what was inside the bread bag, Hall handed the bag to Deputy May. Deputy May found that the bag contained over a quarter pound of suspected methamphetamines.
The passenger who initially identified himself as Richard Hall Jr. was arrested and transported to the Noble County Jail. After arriving at the jail, it was found that the suspect had provided Deputy May with false identification. His real identity was later discovered to be Charles Hall. Charles Hall was charged with possession of drugs, a felony of the 2nd degree, trafficking in drugs, a felony of the second degree, identity fraud, a felony of the 5th degree, and falsification, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Sheriff Jason Mackie praised the dedicated work of his deputies in combating drug trafficking in Noble County. “This seizure of a large amount of drugs has a significant effect on the amount of drugs on the streets in the county and the region,” he said. “Targeting drug traffickers has been and will remain a priority of my Office.”