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Troopers seize $136,000 worth of heroin in traffic stop

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Aug 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM

A Detroit man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 2 pounds of heroin, worth approximately $136,000 following a traffic stop in Hancock County.

Troopers stopped a 2014 Ford Contour, with Virginia registration, for a speed violation on Interstate 75 southbound, near milepost 159, at 12:49 a.m. Sunday. Criminal indicators were observed and a Findlay Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed two pounds of heroin located under the air filter in the engine compartment.

The driver, Christopher Triplett, 42, of, Detroit, was incarcerated in the Hancock County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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