Troopers seize pills, pot worth $50K in I-75 traffic stop
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:53:20 GMT —
State troopers in Wood County took $50,000 in prescription pills off the streets after a traffic stop Monday.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a 2002 Nissan Altima for speed and license plate light violations near milepost 199 of southbound I-75 around 3:15 a.m. Monday.
Troopers said they observed the driver, 33-year-old James L. Harrison, of Detroit, and passenger switching seats as the vehicle came to a stop.
When troopers approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside.
A search of the vehicle revealed 1,509 Oxycodone pills, 109 Carisoprodol pills, 60 Xanax pills, 40 Acetaminophen pills, and 125 grams of marijuana.
The pills and pot found inside the vehicle has an approximate street value of $50,000, according to the OSHP.
Harrison has been charged with possession and trafficking of a controlled substance. He is being held in the Wood County Justice Center.