East Liverpool Police Reports 2-26

After stopping a vehicle Monday morning on Bradshaw Avenue for no rear license plate light, the officer reported seeing the driver leaning back, sticking his hand into his pants pocket then dropping something into the center console. The driver, identified as Ralph M. Swartz, 41, Bell School Road, reportedly told the officer he had dropped his cell phone into the console, but the officer reported finding a drug pipe and no cell phone inside. Swartz was cited for the plate light violation and with possession of drug paraphernalia.