A Reynoldsburg man was charged after police said he was traveling with more than 100 illegal pills, along with two infants in the car.
They said some of the drugs were stashed in the children's clothing.
According to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, JaWan M. White was stopped along the Dorr Run exit just off the new U.S. Route 33 bypass on Saturday.
He was a passenger in a car driven by a friend.
A K-9 unit indicated that there may be drugs in the car, according to police.
Police said that a search turned up more than 170 OxyContin pills.
Investigators said two of White's children were in the backseat.
They were a girl, still in diapers and a boy about 2-to-3 years old.
Investigators say 142 of those OxyContin pills were found hidden in the children's clothing including on the floor, shoes, socks and other bags.
"The market is money, and I think that's all that's on these guys' minds. I'm sure he loves his children, but I don't think he understands the severity of it and just bad decisions," said Capt. Bryan Cooper, Athens County Sheriff's Department.
The children were released to a responsible adult.
White is currently in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.
He was arraigned Monday and bond is set at $75,000 which is in part from an outstanding warrant out of Franklin County for failing to appear for a hearing from a previous drug possession charge. His next court appearance is on October 30.
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