Williams County man jailed for alleged meth trafficking

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@aimmediamidwest.com



MIAMI COUNTY — A Williams County man was arraigned on felony drug trafficking charges in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

Brian Roose, 36, of Edgerton, was indicted by a grand jury on aggravated trafficking with U.S. currency forfeiture and aggravated possession of drugs charges, both second-degree felonies.

He also was indicted on two counts of fourth-degree felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and a fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs.

He entered a not guilty plea. According to court records, his bond was set at $50,000.

Roose was arrested on May 19 by the Piqua post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol on State Route 55. According to OSP reports, Roose had $4,000 worth of methamphetamines in his possession, two guns and approximately $3,480 in cash.


By Melanie Yingst