|Alisha Jane Blanton
MCARTHUR - The village police department reported that on August
approximately 7:32 p.m., Officer
Hixson initiated a traffic stop on
a vehicle on Engle Drive in for a minor traffic
violation. According to Hixson, the driver, identified as Alisha
Blanton, 37, of McArthur, consented to search the vehicle after Hixson observed
what he described as criminal indicators.
The search yielded
items of drug paraphernalia along with items which used in the illegal
manufactur ing of
methamphetamine. It is also alleged that Blanton had
illegally requested others to purchase pseudoephedrine-based medication from
multiple pharmacies in the area.
Blanton is being held without
bail at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville pending
an arraignment scheduled for Aug. 13.
felony charge of
possession of illegal
chemicals for manufacture of methamphetam ine, misdemeanor
charges of unlawful purchase of pseudoephedrine and possession of illegal drug
paraphernalia have been forwarded to the Vinton County Prosecutor’s office. Other
charges are pending the results of laboratory testing.