Troopers seize $56,250 worth of suspected cocaine in Scioto County

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For Immediate Release: April 18, 2022

Contact: Lieutenant Dana Hutton (740) 288-14725

Troopers seize $56,250 worth of suspected cocaine in Scioto County

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan man and a Georgia man after a stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 625 grams of suspected cocaine worth approximately $56,250.

On April 14, at 1:58 p.m., troopers stopped a 2018 Dodge Sprinter van with Michigan registration for turn signal and marked lanes violations on state Route 823. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 625 grams of suspected cocaine in a suitcase in the rear cargo area.

The driver, Willie L. Coby, 52, Redford, Mich.; and passenger, Leon J. McReynolds, 48, Atlanta, were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of a schedule I substance and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies.

If convicted, each 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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