Troopers seize $14,000 worth of heroin in Summit County

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For Immediate Release: June 30, 2020

Contact: Lieutenant Neil Laughlin (216) 265-1677

Troopers seize $14,000 worth of heroin in Summit County

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 140 grams of heroin and 2 grams of marijuana worth approximately $14,000.

On June 25, at 3:40 p.m., troopers stopped a 2013 Ford Fusion with West Virginia registration for following too close and marked lanes violations on the Ohio Turnpike. While interacting with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband.

The driver, Michael Kelly, 31, Beckley, W. Va., was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies.

If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

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

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