Troopers seize guns, crack, heroin, cocaine, Rx pills and marijuana during two traffic stops

Both traffic stops occurred as a result of speeding violations.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jan 24, 2013

 

Two traffic stops in Scioto County within six hours of each other on Tuesday yielded two loaded guns, marijuana, crack cocaine, heroin, powder cocaine and thousands of illegal prescription pills.

At 1:54 p.m. troopers stopped a 2006 Chevrolet, with West Virginia registration, for a speed violation, on U.S. 23, near milepost 15. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 100 grams of marijuana, seven ounces of heroin, 14 ounces of cocaine and 6,500 illegal prescription pills, worth an estimated $175,000.
                                                                                                                                                           
The driver, Lenward W. Pulliam, 30, and passenger, Harold W. Chapple, 25, both of Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of a schedule II substance, possession of cocaine, and possession of heroin, all first-degree felonies. If convicted they could each face up to 30 years in prison and up to a $60,000 fine.

Roughly six hours later, at 7:48 p.m. troopers stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Impala, with Massachusetts registration, for a speed violation on U.S. 23 near milepost 8. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a loaded Springfield XD 40 caliber, a loaded .38 Special, 29 grams of crack cocaine and 45 grams of marijuana. The drugs have an estimated value of nearly $10,000.

The driver, Leon Brihm 22, and passenger, Jeffrey E. Howard, 24, both of Columbus, were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with drug abuse, a first-degree felony and weapons under disability, a third-degree felony. If convicted they could each face up to 15 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.

Comments

arnmcrmn

Great Job. Keep on doing what you are doing.

tadpole

Thumbs up!

HS Sports Fan

I'm telling ya these guys can be used for so much more. They know everything thats coming next. We could use them to prevent the school shooting ect...... They can see criminal indicaters miles away. It's like their psychic. They probably could guess whats in a McDonalds bag without opening it and get it right. I just can't understand why they waste time bringing in the drug dog. Must be procedure because I'm positive they already know everything thats in the vehicle and where it's at. Forget Superman these guys are my new Super Heros.

rickross2

Good job gentlemen. Get those hard drugs off the streets. Then legalize weed.

Brock Lee

note to self stay out of scioto county

Ellis dee

That coke looks good right now

newspaperreader12

That's what im saying.

luvblues2

Don't drive in Ohio with out of state plates. You will be pulled over and criminal indicators WILL be automatic.