Traffic stop leads to Heroin and Cocaine seizure

February 13, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

The Michigan to southern Ohio illegal drugs pipeline continues to keep law enforcement busy. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has arrested two Michigan residents, while confiscating heroin and cocaine with a street value of $13,104. are facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday in Scioto County.

James D. Crocker, 33, and Dicey D. Deselle, 21, both of Detroit, are facing charges of trafficking and possession of heroin, and trafficking and possession of cocaine, both felonies of the first degree.

Troopers from the Portsmouth Post said they stopped a 2012 Ford Fusion on U.S. 23 southbound, near Lucasville, at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday for a traffic violation. After approaching the vehicle, troopers said they observed criminal indicators. The subsequent search of the passenger revealed two ounces of heroin and two ounces of cocaine, with as combines street value of $13,104.

Crocker and Deselle were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com