Troopers seize $101,200 worth of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and fentanyl in Scioto County

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For Immediate Release: May 29, 2020

Contact: Lieutenant Dana Hutton (740) 288-1472

Troopers seize $101,200 worth of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and fentanyl in Scioto County

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Michigan men and one West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized four bottles of promethazine, 700 grams of cocaine, 200 grams of marijuana, 170 grams of heroin, and 40 grams of fentanyl worth approximately $101,200.

On May 20, at 12 a.m., troopers stopped a 2020 Nissan Rogue with Georgia registration for a marked lanes violation on state Route 823. Criminal indicators were observed and when the rear passenger made suspicious movement, a bag of oxycodone pills by the passenger foot was revealed in plain view. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband.

The driver, Dequan Jackson, 28, and passengers, Eddie Brown, 29, both of Detroit, and Rodney Edward, 28, Huntington, W. Va., were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, all first-degree felonies.

If convicted, each could face up to 33 years in prison and up to a $60,000 fine.

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

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