Troopers Seize $29,600 In Rx Pills, Drugs; Arrest 3
By: Alex Mazer, Multimedia Content Producer - email
Troopers reportedly seized various drugs, including prescription pills, from a vehicle during a traffic stop in Miami County on Tuesday.
PIQUA, Ohio -
Three women are facing felony drug
charges after troopers allegedly found them in possession of various drugs with
a street value of an estimated $29,600 during a traffic stop in Miami County on
Troopers from the Piqua post of the
Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped a 2006 Dodge Magnum, with Kentucky
registration, for following too closely on Interstate 75 at about 8:56 a.m.
Tuesday, according to OSHP.
Upon approaching the vehicle,
troopers say they could detect an odor of raw marijuana coming from inside of the
Troopers searched the vehicle and
reported finding a cardboard box containing more than nine grams of heroin, 143
prescription pills, 993 Ecstasy pills and 320 milliliters of liquid codeine in
the rear cargo area of the vehicle.
The driver, Wilhemina C. Simpson, 32,
of Louisville, Kentucky, and passengers, Ashley T. May, 29, of Highland Park,
Michigan, and Antionette C. Simpson, 35, of Louisville, Kentucky, were arrested.
Each woman has been charged with possession of Ecstasy, possession of heroin,
possession of Hydrocodone and Codeine and possession of marijuana, according to troopers.
If convicted, each woman could face
up to 19 years in prison and be forced to pay up to $42,500 in fines, according to troopers.
The women are currently being held in
the Miami County Jail.