A traffic stop this week on I-75 in northern Ohio led to the seizure of heroin valued at more than $43,700 on the street, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Terrell Walker and Shawntrina Alford, 34 and 29 from Huntington, W.Va., are in the Hancock County Jail a charge of felony drug possession (heroin), which could earn each of them up to 11 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted as charged, according to the patrol's statement released Thursday.
Troopers stopped a Mustang bearing West Virginia license tags on I-75 in Hancock County, north of Dayton, on Wednesday evening.
The troopers said they detected "an odor or raw marijuana" coming from the vehicle during their interaction with the occupants, which triggered a probable cause search of the vehicle.
The search yielded approximately 246 grams of suspected heroin and a gram of marijuana, according to the state patrol.
Troopers in 2017 seized approximately 163 pounds of heroin from Ohio's roadways, according to the state patrol.
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