Big Ecstasy shipment intercepted, suspect locked-up locally

A Cincinnati man taken into custody near Findlay over the weekend is now facing felony drug charges.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says troopers seized nearly 1,000 Ecstasy tablets, worth approximately $17,000, from 39-year-old Marcus Coleman during a traffic stop in Hancock County.

Troopers say they stopped Coleman on October 13 for a traffic violation on Interstate 75 near milepost 160.

Coleman allegedly provided fraudulent identification to authorities but was eventually found to have outstanding felony warrants for trafficking in marijuana and money laundering.

If convicted on the new charges against him, Coleman could face up to ten years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.