Troopers: Illinois Woman Found Transporting 9 Ounces Of Cocaine
By: Alex Mazer, Multimedia Content Producer - email
DAYTON, Ohio -
An Illinois woman is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers seized nine ounces of cocaine from her vehicle following a traffic stop in Preble County.
Troopers stopped A 2002 GMC Envoy, with Illinois registration, for an unsafe lane change and following too closely on Interstate 70 East at about 1:27 p.m. Thursday.
Troopers observed criminal indicators and searched the vehicle, at which time they found the nine ounces of cocaine estimated to be worth nearly $22,000. The cocaine had been concealed in a fast food bag.
The driver of the vehicle, Elsa Robles Alejandra Verduzco, 26, of Chicago, was arrested and is being held in the Preble County Jail. She has been charged with possession of cocaine.
If she is convicted, Verduzco could face up to 10 years in prison and be required to pay a fine of up to $20,000.