Troopers make largest seizure of Rx pills in history of Ohio State Highway Patrol

The 17,260 dosage units of prescriptions pills are worth about $338,000.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jun 21, 2013


A Michigan man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 17,260 dosage units of prescriptions pills, worth approximately $338,000 following a traffic stop in Montgomery County.

Troopers received reports of a vehicle driving recklessly on Interstate 75, southbound near milepost 64, in Montgomery County at 11:05 a.m. on June 20. Troopers stopped a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada, with Michigan registration, for a marked lanes violation. The driver was subsequently arrested for OVI. An administrative inventory of the vehicle revealed a bag containing Methadone, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Alprazolam pills, in addition to 148 Suboxone Strips. 

The driver, Williams J. Hedges, 30, of Saint Clair Shores, Mich., was incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in Schedule II substances, both are third-degree felonies. Hedges was also charged with OVI, marked lanes and safety belt violations.

The next largest seizure of prescription pills occurred in January 2013, when troopers seized 6,641 pills following a Scioto County traffic stop.



Great job, Troopers! Keep it up!


I dont even understand where these people get this many pills! do they rob pharmacies?

JudgeMeNot's picture

Mexico. No need to rob American pharmacies.


I don't know how they take that crap !Every pain pill I have ever taken has made me sick !@


That's why junkies prefer the injection method. The body is rejecting the opiate as a poison. Sure, the needle junkies still vomit, but it isn't in their stomachs to vomit up and therefore it stays in the system. Not to mention how fast it hits the brain.