Troopers seize $69,776 worth of heroin in Hancock County

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For Immediate Release: October 25, 2018

Contact: Lieutenant Scott Wyckhouse (419) 408-1396

Troopers seize $69,776 worth of heroin in Hancock County

FINDLAY – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two West Virginia women after a traffic stop in Hancock County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 392 grams of heroin valued at approximately $69,776.

 

On October 25, 2018, at 2:44 a.m., troopers stopped a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan with West Virginia registration for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 68. Criminal indicators were observed and a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.  

 

The driver, Shaquana M. Carter, 27, and passenger, Dawnsha M. Hughes, 28, both from Charleston, W. Va., were incarcerated in the Hancock County Justice Center and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony.

 

If convicted, each could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

 

A photo of the seized contraband is available for download on the Patrol’s website at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov

 

Last year, troopers removed 163 pounds of heroin from Ohio’s roadways. For a complete list of drug arrests by county visit: http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/statistics/statdocs/Highlights/2018/Drugs.pdf

 

 

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