OSHP seizes $136,000 of heroin in Findlay

heroin seized by highway patrol

FINDLAY, Ohio (WKBN) – A Detroit man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 2 pounds of heroin, worth approximately $136,000 following a traffic stop in Hancock County early Sunday, according to a press release.

Troopers stopped a 2014 Ford Contour, with Virginia registration for a speeding violation on Interstate 75 southbound, near milepost 159, at just after midnight Sunday morning.

Police said they observed criminal indicators and that a police dog detected the possible presence of drugs.

A probable cause search revealed two pounds of heroin located under the air filter in the engine compartment.

Police arrested Christopher Triplett, 42, of, Detroit, Mich. and charged him with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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