FORT LORAMIE — A Sidney man was arrested and charged with possession of criminal tools and possession of drugs Saturday around 5:16 p.m.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Greg Birkemeier was dispatched to assist State Wildlife Officer Tim Rourke with an unknown problem in the 11000 block of Eilerman Road in McLean Township. Upon Birkemeier’s arrival, he found Rourke at the driver’s side of a vehicle speaking to the female driver and male passenger. Rourke asked the deputy to remove the passenger, Jonathan Hoelscher, 24, 717 Taft St., Sidney, from the vehicle.
The deputy, after removing a knife which Hoelscher had on his lap, checked Hoelscher’s hand for something being concealed. A folded dollar bill was found and placed with the knife, which was on top of the vehicle.
Hoelscher was escorted from the vehicle and placed in handcuffs. The deputy asked if Hoelscher had any more weapons or drugs on him. Hoelscher replied he had something else in a pocket. A baggie with a white substance was found.
The powder and dollar bill were placed in evidence bags.
When searching the vehicle, Rourke found a clear cutting board and plastic card with a white powdery substance on it. The items were also placed in evidence bags. Rourke found another plastic bag with a powdery substance in it.
Birkemier advised Hoelscher of his Miranda Rights and he was transported to the Shelby County Jail for incarceration on the charges, which were determined by Rourke.
All evidence was turned over to Rourke, who completed the charges against Hoelscher. The case will be presented to the Shelby County grand jury.