Authorities in Michigan on Saturday arrested a woman wanted for allegedly trafficking drugs in Ottawa County.

Amanda Cooper, 35, has four open criminal cases in Ottawa County’s common pleas court for multiple drug possession and drug trafficking charges, according to court documents.

“This (woman) is wanted on several outstanding felony warrants for bringing a substantial amount of methamphetamine into northwest Ohio. She’s routinely bringing this stuff up out of Dayton, ” said Carl Rider, Ottawa County’s drug task force commander.

Methamphetamine is a powerfully dangerous stimulant often times more dangerous and addictive than cocaine to its users.

“People on methamphetamine will be awake for seven to 10 days. They continue to function, but they start to hallucinate and see things,” Rider said. “When they are on methamphetamine, they are a danger to themselves and others.”

Authorities allegedly found drugs in Cooper’s car on multiple occasions and inside her house during a search. It is believed that she’s apart of a trafficking group, Rider said.

“It was a cooperative effort between several law enforcement agency that enabled the Monroe County sheriff to make the arrest,” Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick said.

Cooper will be extradited to Ottawa County for her various charges.

Update Dec. 23, 10:20 a.m.:

PORT CLINTON — The Monroe County Sheriff in Michigan took Amanda Cooper into custody on Saturday, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Original post Dec. 22, 12:53 p.m.:

PORT CLINTON — The Ottawa County sheriff and prosecutor are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a woman wanted for alleged methamphetamine trafficking.

Amanda Cooper, 35, has four open criminal cases in Ottawa County for multiple drug possession and drug trafficking charges, according to court documents.

“This (woman) is wanted on several outstanding felony warrants for bringing a substantial amount of methamphetamine into Northwest Ohio. She’s routinely bringing this stuff up out of Dayton, ” said Carl Rider, Ottawa County’s drug task force commander.

Methamphetamine is a powerfully dangerous stimulant often times more dangerous and addictive than cocaine to its users.

“People on methamphetamine will be awake for seven to 10 days. They continue to function, but they start to hallucinate and see things,” Rider said. “When they are on methamphetamine they are a danger to themselves and others.”

Authorities allegedly found drugs in Cooper’s car on multiple occasions and inside her house during a search. It is believed that she’s apart of a trafficking group, Rider said.

“We need the citizens help to find her and get her off the streets,” Rider said.

The warrants for Cooper’s arrest have jurisdiction across the state.

Anyone with information on Cooper’s whereabouts should contact local authorities or call 911.

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