Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Bridgeport

A traffic stop led to a meth arrest early Wednesday morning in Crawford County.  A deputy with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on car for illegible registration plates on Selch Avenue near US Highway 18 in the Township of Bridgeport. The operator of the vehicle, 40 year old Joshua Osterhaus of Eastman, was observed by the deputy moving excessively in the vehicle and exhibited signs of nervousness. Osterhaus admitted to moving a handgun from the passenger side of the vehicle to underneath the driver’s seat during the stop.

The Crawford County K9 Unit (Diego) was brought in and a search turned up methamphetamine, methamphetamine paraphernalia, and a schedule 2 controlled substance.|

Osterhaus was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance.