Troopers seize $12,900 worth of suspected heroin in Ross County

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OSHP News Release

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2019

Contact: Lieutenant Dana Hutton (740) 288-1472

Troopers seize $12,900 worth of suspected heroin in Ross County

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a West Virginia woman after a traffic stop in Ross County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 129 grams of suspected heroin worth approximately $12,900.

On August 12, at 1:24 a.m., troopers stopped a 2012 Toyota Camry with West Virginia registration for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23. During the traffic stop, an occupant admitted the vehicle contained illegal drugs. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The passenger, Kayla Bledsoe, 26, of Huntington, was incarcerated in the Ross County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony.

If convicted, she 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

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