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Troopers seize $17,000 worth of Ecstasy during traffic stop

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 16, 2012 at 9:50 AM

A Cincinnati man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized nearly 1,000 Ecstasy tablets, worth about $17,000, following a traffic stop in Hancock County.

Troopers stopped a 2012 Dodge Caliber for a traffic violation on Interstate 75 near milepost 160, at 12:28 a.m. Saturday. Troopers observed criminal indicators and were provided fraudulent identification from the driver.

The driver was also found to have outstanding felony warrants for trafficking in marijuana and money laundering.

An administrative inventory of the vehicle revealed 10 bags, containing 998 Ecstasy tablets, located in the center console.

The driver, Marcus Coleman, 39, of Cincinnati, was incarcerated in the Hancock County Justice Center and charged with possession of Ecstasy, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to ten years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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