Troopers seize $6,000 in liquid codeine, fraudulent prescriptions in traffic stop

Several people were arrested on Interstate 80 in Fulton County after the Ohio State Patrol found several bottle of liquid codeine and fraudulent prescriptions in their vehicle.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) –  A driver pulled over for speeding is in jail after police find $6,000 in liquid narcotics in his vehicle.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol pulled over a Chevrolet Impala with Illinois plates about 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 along Interstate 80 in Fulton County. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana.

A search of the vehicle revealed 10 bottles of liquid codeine, worth $6,000, and five fraudulent prescriptions.

The driver, Jimmy Pearson, 51, of Chicago, Illinois, and passengers Jamauris Johnson, 25, of Aurora, Ill., , Sarah Meh Kozeil, 20, of Wheaton, Ill., and passengers Abigail Clasen, 18, of Oswego, Ill., were arrested and charged with possession, trafficking, forgery, and illegal possession of drug documents.

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