Janet Barber

Grove Sun

 An Afton man has been arrested for possession of marijuana and a loaded weapon after arrest warrants were issued for being out of compliance with the Delaware County Drug Court. Tracii Odle, 21, was arrested yesterday afternoon on outstanding warrants of 2 counts of causing a minor to be involved in a drug crime and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, bail jumping, public intoxication and writing a bad check. Odle was accepted in the drug court program in December 31, 2009. on August 27, 2010 an application for removal was filed in the district court and he was arrested for non-compliance with the rules of drug court. On Oct. 14, 2010 Odle was sanctioned for 4 weeks in the Delaware County jail. He returned to drug court after his release but failed again to comply and another application for removal was filed as well as a warrant for his arrest. According to the probable cause affidavit signed by Delaware County Sheriff's Captain Ron Teel, he and Deputy Dusty Smith went to the Odle residence on Deer Valley Road to serve the warrant. Captain Teel said Odle came out of the bedroom of the home and was placed under arrest without incident. Odle was asked if there was anything in his pants and he replied that there was a pistol in the back pocket that was loaded. Also discovered was a smoking device that field-tested positive for marijuana. Odle admitted that he had used marijuana earlier that day and had also used methamphetamine a few days before, according to the officer's report. He could face new charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. He will also face the old charges filed in 2009. He remains incarcerated in the Delaware County Jail in lieu of a $223,500.00 bond.