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Troopers seize $43,788 worth of heroin in northern Ohio

• Aug 18, 2018 at 10:00 PM

FINDLAY – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man and woman after a traffic stop in Hancock County.

During the traffic stop, troopers seized 246 grams of heroin and 1 gram of marijuana valued at approximately $43,788.

On August 15, 2018 at 7:47 p.m., troopers stopped a 2006 Ford Mustang with West Virginia registration for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 75. During interaction with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Shawntrinia Alford, 29, and passenger, Terrell Walker, 34, both from Huntington, W.Va., were incarcerated in the Hancock County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony.

If convicted, each could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

Last year, troopers removed 163 pounds of heroin from Ohio’s roadways.

For a complete list of drug arrests by county visit http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/statistics/statdocs/Highlights/2018/Drugs.pdf

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