For Immediate Release: May 2, 2013
Contact: Lt. William Stidham (419) 422-6477
Troopers seize $60,000 worth of heroin, Rx pills and marijuana in Hancock County
FINDLAY – Two Michigan women are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 136 grams of heroin, 129 Hydrocodone pills, 181 Xanax pills, 114 Carisoprodol pills and 54 grams of marijuana worth an estimated $60,000 during a traffic stop in Hancock County.
Troopers stopped a 2003 Saturn Aura, for a registration violation on Interstate 75, near milepost 155, at 1:38 a.m. yesterday. Upon contact with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a probable cause search of both the driver and passenger troopers located the prescription pills, heroin and marijuana.
The driver, Sharhonda Brantley, 24, and passenger Danielle Coleman, 20, both of Detroit, Mich., were incarcerated in the Hancock County Justice Center and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony; possession of schedule III and IV drug, both fifth-degree felonies; and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, both minor misdemeanors. If convicted each could face up to 12 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.
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