Troopers continue to fight drugs


By Frank Lewis - flewis@civitasmedia.com



The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to be busy dealing with drug arrests.

Troopers stopped a 2005 Dodge Magnum, with West Virginia registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 southbound, near milepost 8, in Scioto County at 9:15 p.m. this past Saturday.

Troopers said “criminal indicators” were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. According to the report, a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 238 Oxycodone pills and 20 Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone pills, worth $9,000.

The driver, Sarah A. Payne, 37, of Huntington, W. Va., was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of schedule II pills and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies, and possession of schedule II pills, a fifth-degree felony.

On Feb. 23, troopers stopped a 2003 GMC Envoy, with Ohio registration, for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23 southbound in the same area. at around 9:10 p.m. During interaction with the driver, troopers said they detected an odor of marijuana.

Troopers said a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed four grams of marijuana, six grams of crack, and 46 grams of heroin in the vehicle. The contraband has an approximate street value of $7,500.

The driver, Stephen L. Green, 32, of South Point, Ohio was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a second-degree felony and possession of crack cocaine, a fourth-degree felony.

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By Frank Lewis

flewis@civitasmedia.com

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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