Troopers seize $10,825 worth of heroin and cocaine in Wood County

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For Immediate Release: August 13, 2020

Contact: Lieutenant Scott Wyckhouse (419) 408-1396

Troopers seize $10,825 worth of heroin and cocaine in Wood County

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 55 grams of heroin and 50 grams of cocaine worth approximately $10,825.

On August 11, at 10:48 a.m., troopers stopped a 2020 Chrysler minivan with California registration for an unsafe lane change violation on Interstate 75. While interacting with the occupant, troopers detected an odor of marijuana. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and then fled on foot. He was taken into custody a short time later. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Cortez Peterson, 28, Southfield, Mich., was incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in heroin and cocaine, all first-degree felonies; resisting arrest, a first-degree misdemeanor; and obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.

If convicted, he could face up to 44 years in prison and up to an $80,000 fine.

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

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