Troopers seize $17,714 worth of suspected cocaine in Miami County

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For Immediate Release: December 3, 2019

Contact: Lieutenant Mark Nichols (937) 765-7384

Troopers seize $17,714 worth of suspected cocaine in Miami County

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Miami County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 500 grams of suspected cocaine worth approximately $17,714.

On November 21, at 1:57 p.m., troopers stopped a rented 2019 Hyundai Elantra with Georgia registration for marked lanes and turn signal violations on Interstate 75. Criminal indicators were observed, and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Orlando L. Jackson, 27, Cincinnati, was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in suspected cocaine, both first-degree felonies, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

If convicted, he could face up to 23 years in prison and up to a $42,500 fine.

A photo of the seized contraband is available for download on the Patrol’s website at


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