For Immediate Release: February 10, 2012
Contact: Lt. Michael Combs (330) 433-6200
Troopers seize more than $100,000 worth of heroin on the Ohio Turnpike
OBERLIN – An Ohio man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized a quarter pound of marijuana, 60 bindles of powder heroin and half-a-kilo of brown heroin, worth an estimated $102,000 following a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike.
Troopers stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Impala, with Michigan registration, for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 135, at approximately 2:34 p.m. on February 9. Troopers observed an odor of raw marijuana and a probable cause search revealed the contraband in a backpack.
The driver, Brett Jones, 29, of Bristolville, was charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony.
Jones was incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.
Note to Editors: At the street level, heroin is sold in "bindles," small pieces of aluminum foil or cellophane that contain one-tenth of a gram or less.
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