Troopers seize $35,000 worth of Rx pills in less than 14 hours

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 2,397 illegal prescription pills, worth about $35,000 during three separate traffic stops.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Sep 29, 2012

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 2,397 illegal prescription pills, worth about $35,000 during three separate traffic stops in Hancock, Ross and Wood counties.

The first seizure occurred when troopers stopped a 2011 Ford Focus, with New York registration, on U.S. 23 in Ross County, for following too close and marked lanes violations at 6 p.m. Thursday. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 101 Oxycontin tablets, 329 Percocet tablets, and 41 Xanax tablets hidden in the vehicle's dashboard. The driver, Willie D. Taylor, 34, of Detroit, was charged with aggravated trafficking of drugs, and drugs abuse, both second-degree felonies.

A short time later, troopers stopped a 1998 Buick, with Kentucky registration, on Interstate 75, near milepost 177, in Wood County for a marked lanes violation at 7:26 p.m. Upon approaching the vehicle, the odor of raw marijuana was detected. A probable cause search revealed the marijuana in the ashtray, and two packages containing 1,171 Hydrocodone tablets, and 450 Xanax tablets in the vehicle's trunk. The driver, Walter D. Johnson, 26, of Lexington, Ky., was charged with trafficking and possession of drugs, both third-degree felonies.

The final drug seizure occurred when troopers stopped a 2003 Nissan Maxima, with Tennessee temporary registration, on Interstate 75, near milepost 157, in Hancock County, for a marked lanes violation at 1:43 a.m. Friday. Upon contact with the driver, troopers observed marijuana in plain view. A probable cause search revealed 186 Xanax tablets, 60 Suboxone tablets, and 59 Morphine Sulfate tablets. The driver, Bernories Brabson, 31, of Knoxville, Tenn., was charged with possession of a Schedule II substance, and the passenger, Victoria Means, 28, of Knoxville, Tenn., was charged with possession of a Schedule III substance, both are third-degree felonies.

The Patrol continues to urge motorists to call #677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.

Comments

onegirlarmy

thank GOD!!GREAT JOB!!

Paranoid Illusion

That is great. Now if we can just stop the doctors and pharmacies from dealing them....

arnmcrmn

Truly a moronic comment.

kURTje

What Dr. in Plymouth got busted...again a little history here. (pills)

arnmcrmn

So one Dr was busted for running a pill mill and your point is? If you are not a Dr you really shouldn't post or speculate on what Drs do or do not do. Drs hold themselves to the ethical code of practicing medicine and 99% of them are very responsible for watching what the write script wise. If you want any other information just ask.

Paranoid Illusion

Ahhhh. To live in a fantasy world such as yours arn, where there is only one corrupt doctor. You must sell used cars...

arnmcrmn

Your name explains it all. Thanks for playing again. Bring more facts next time instead of opinion.

Paranoid Illusion

So you caught that? Surprising...

kURTje

Hey dr. dummy talk nothing about war ever then. You may have knowledge but lack wisdom...just like your brother too. Good to know how you like Willard after it has been denegrated from drugs.

arnmcrmn

Duudddeeeee. Who are you talking about? You have the wrong person. I don't have a brother. Lol. If you want to have a convo with me at least get the right person. But as usual, you won't follow up with a meaningful post, just more pointless ramblings.

onegirlarmy

uuuhhh...why??

rickross2

If you do a little research, you will find out exactly which pharmacies are abusing their power. Its a epidemic, and its gaining momentum. We need to get a grip on the situation quickly!

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swiss cheese kat

Ohio is losing millions of dollars through shortsighted pharmacy policy's.

onegirlarmy

ur so right rr2,i can count numerous ppl who have died from RX abuse in the last 10 yrs,leaving behind grieving families and communities.
tell me in one word who benefits please!?

arnmcrmn

I suppose some of you think Dr.s get a paycheck from pharmacies for using them for filling scripts they write.

kURTje

Again display your inner truth or lack therof.

arnmcrmn

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