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Troopers seize $14,000 worth of heroin, marijuana during traffic stop on Ohio Turnpike

Driver facing up to 22 years in prison
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Posted at 10:44 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 10:44:31-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — A man from West Virginia was arrested last week after state troopers found $14,000 worth of drugs in his car during a traffic stop in Summit County.

The driver, Michael Kelly, 31, of Beckley, West Virginia, is charged with possession and trafficking in heroin. Both charges are first-degree felonies.

It happened on June 25 at around 3:40 p.m. on the Ohio Turnpike.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers pulled over a 2013 Ford Fusion for following too close and lane violations.

During the traffic stop, authorities said that they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search revealed two grams of marijuana and 140 grams of heroin with a street value of around $14,000.

Kelly is facing up to 22 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.

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