MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — A former Ohio State football player is facing a drug charge after an arrest Friday in Wood County.
According to court documents, during a traffic stop for running a red light, Michael Hill, 23, was taken into custody after what was believed to be methamphetamine was found in his trunk.
A Wood County Sheriff’s deputy’s K9 was indicated near the trunk of the car when task force agents found around a pound and a half of the drug in eight separate packages.
The stop occurred near the off-ramp of Interstate-77 South on Route 14 in Mineral Wells where officials also found a Smith and Weston revolver under the front passenger seat.
According to the criminal complaint, Hill is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and is being held at the North Central Regional Jail.
Hill spent five seasons at Ohio State from 2013 to 2017, including starting all 13 games in 2016.