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Troopers seize $18,000 worth of ecstasy, hydrocodone pills

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Updated May 22, 2018 at 3:15 PM

FRANKLIN — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man and woman after a traffic stop in Warren County, produced nearly $18,000 worth of drugs.

At 10:32 a.m. May 15, troopers stopped a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro with Michigan registration for a speed violation on Interstate 75 near milepost 38. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, leading to a probable cause search, which revealed the contraband — 950 ecstasy pills and 290 hydrocodone pills, valued at approximately $17,890

The driver, Dennis Pinckey, 25, and passenger, Kierra Boone, 20 both from Detroit, were incarcerated in the Warren County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree and second-degree felonies. If convicted, both could face up to 36 years in prison and up to a $70,000 fine.

Last year, troopers removed more than 10,000 hallucinogens from Ohio’s roadways. The public is encouraged to call #677 to report drug activity and dangerous or impaired driving.

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