For Immediate Release: January 12, 2017
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Wyckhouse (419) 423-3435
Troopers seize $800,000 worth of Ecstasy pills in Wood County traffic stop
STONEY RIDGE – A Texas man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 6 pounds of ecstasy pills, valued at approximately $800,000, following a traffic stop in Wood County.
On January 9, 2017, at 2:14 p.m., troopers stopped a 2016 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck with Texas license plate registration, for a lane violation on Interstate 80, near milepost 72 eastbound. Troopers received consent to search the vehicle, which revealed the contraband.
The suspect, Ken Lam, 33, of Houston, Texas was incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center. Lam was charged with possession and trafficking in MDMA, both first-degree felonies.
If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.
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