During the traffic stop, troopers seized 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine valued at about $3,700,000.
On May 9, at 10:30 a.m., troopers stopped a rented 2018 Penske truck with Virginia registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 70 near milepost 173. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.
The driver, Ashley N. Tramonte, 27, of Marion, N.C., was incarcerated and charged with possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies.
If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.