RI-Registered Car Stopped; Ohio Patrol Makes Its Largest Heroin Seizure

“BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Troopers pulling over a Rhode Island-registered car on the Ohio Turnpike confiscated 17 pounds of heroin in what authorities say is the largest heroin seizure in the Highway Patrol‘s history.

The patrol says the driver, from Woodhaven, N.Y., has been jailed in Toledo and the case turned over the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Police say he was driving in northwest Ohio at about 10 a.m. Wednesday when he was stopped for following another vehicle too closely.

Troopers say the drugs, hidden in the inner wall of a cooler in the car’s cargo area, make up 20,000 daily heroin doses and have a street value of $3 million.

The patrol’s previous record for heroin seizure was 12 pounds in 2004.”

Read the original article at the Providence Journal Online.

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