For Immediate Release: July 12, 2011
Contact: Lt. William Stidham (419) 422-6477
Patrol seizes 1,620 Rx pills and liquid codeine in Hancock County traffic stop
FINDLAY – A Kentucky man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 840 Lortab and 780 Oxycontin tablets, in addition to 2,379 milliliters of liquid codeine worth an estimated $35,000 during a traffic stop in Hancock County.
Troopers stopped a rented 2012 Chevrolet Impala, with Ohio registration, southbound on Interstate 75, near milepost 155, for a marked lanes violation at 1:57 p.m. July 11. Upon contact with the vehicle, troopers detected the odor of marijuana. A probable cause search revealed several bags of illegal prescription pills and liquid codeine in a suitcase in the truck.
The driver Denzel Hennegham, 25, of Frankfort, Ky., was incarcerated in the Hancock County Jail and charged with two-counts of possession of drugs, both third-degree felonies, and one-count of possession of drugs, a second-degree felony.
If convicted, he could face up to18 years in prison and up to a $35,000 fine.
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