Traffic stop nets drugs


ANNA — A traffic stop by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Tuesday morning netted a variety of drugs worth more than $23,000.

A trooper stopped a vehicle at the 98 mile marker on southbound Interstate 75 about 9 a.m. A K-9 unit “alerted to drugs” in the auto, said Sgt. Chris Coverstone, a supervisor at the Piqua Post of the Highway Patrol.

Found in the vehicle, which was occupied by a man and woman from West Virginia, were 2 pounds of marijuana, 80 grams of heroin, 1 gram of crystal meth, and 90 hydrocodone pills. The drugs were valued at $23,571, Coverstone said.

The incident remains under investigation, Coverstone said.

Staff report

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