Three face drug charges after Hillsboro Police Department traffic stop


Three people are facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop Monday in which police say they discovered drugs, a gun, cash and a person on parole.

The Hillsboro Police Department said it initiated the traffic stop in the 100 block West Beech Street. Upon investigation, officers located suspected illegal drugs, prescription medications, drug paraphernalia, cash and a firearm, according to the police department.

The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Stephanie Newman, 46, of Kentucky; Joshua Frederick, 32, of West Chester; and Tiffany S. McKenzie, 36, of Hillsboro. All three were transported to the Highland County Jail.

Newman was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (schedule four), one count of possession of a controlled substance (schedule three), weapons under disability, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and an improper lane change.

Newman appeared Tuesday in Hillsboro Municipal Court where her bond was set at $75,000. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, according to court records.

A police department spokesperson said Tuesday that Newman’s bond was high because of all the drugs and the gun that were allegedly found on her, and because she was on parole. But he said he could not comment on what type of suspected drugs were found.

Frederick was charged with having drug abuse paraphernalia and possession of drug abuse instruments. His bond was set at $6,000, according to online records.

McKenzie was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments. According to court records, she was not in jail as of Tuesday afternoon.

Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522 or [email protected].



By Jeff Gilliland

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