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Marshville man arrested for trafficking meth in Norwood

A Marshville resident was arrested in Norwood Wednesday night during a traffic stop.

Justin Thomas was arrested after K9 officer Ajax alerted police to the presence of narcotics in his vehicle.

Under the hood, 48.7 grams of methamphetamine were found. An undisclosed amount of cash was also seized in the stop which occurred on Main Street around 10:30 p.m.

Norwood Police James Wilson said a gram of meth is usually valued at around $20 to $40.

Thomas was charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle to keep or sell controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“That’s a pretty substantial charge,” Wilson said.

Thomas was held under a $127,500 secured bond.