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Troopers seize prescription pills in Hancock County traffic stop

Troopers took nearly $5,000 in prescription pills off the streets after a traffic stop in Hancock County Saturday.


Troopers took nearly $5,000 in prescription pills off the streets after a traffic stop in Hancock County Saturday.


According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers pulled over a 2013 Kia Optima with Illinois plates around 8:15 p.m. in Hancock County on April 19. The vehicle was stopped for marked lanes, speeding, and following too closely violations.


When troopers were talking to the driver, 24-year-old Nkwane Young, of Clinton Twp., Mich., they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.


A search of the vehicle revealed 30 Oxycodone pills, 140 Percocet pills, 96 Xanax pills, and 1 Alprazolam pill.



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The prescription drugs have a combined street value of $4,700.


Young and his passenger, 19-year-old Detron Edward, Jr., of Detroit, have been charged with possession of a controlled substance. They are both being held in the Hancock County Justice Center.

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