SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — Between June 27 and July 3, 2015 Ohio State troopers confiscated over 1,500 pills from drivers along U.S. 23 near milepost eight in Scioto County according to posts on the Ohio State Highway Patrol Facebook page.
On June 27 troopers stopped 19-year-old Khadijah Moore and her 19-year-old passenger Duane Gibson for lane violations, when troopers said they smelled marijuana.
After questioning, Moore forfeited a package containing 340 Oxycodone pills and 200 Alprazolam pills worth $8,670.
Moore and Gibson both from Detroit, Michigan were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking of drugs.
A similar story played out the very next day when troopers again made a stop along U.S. 23 near milepost 8 for a lane violation.
Troopers said they noticed a bulge in the side of the driver’s pants. After a pat down troopers confiscated 325 Oxycodone pills.
The driver, 30-year-old Demarco Cochran of Wixom, MI was arrested and incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail on charges of possession and trafficking of drugs.
Another stop for a lane violation in the same place less than a week later yielded over $26,000 in Oxycodone pills. Troopers stopped 28-year-old Shateka Lambert and 29-year-old passenger Holli Ross both of Ashland, Kentucky.
A drug-sniffing K9 alerted to the drugs and a pat down revealed 798 Oxycodone pills. Lambert and Ross were both arrested and incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail on charges of possession and trafficking of drugs.
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