$60,000 worth of suspected fentanyl found in ‘magnetic box’ under car during Ohio traffic stop, state patrol says
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO/Gray News) - A large amount of suspected fentanyl, hidden in a concealed area under the car, was confiscated during a recent traffic stop the Ohio State Highway Patrol, WOIO reported.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said troopers made the stop of a 2021 Ford Edge with Tennessee registration on Jan. 12 in Scioto County because of a marked lanes violation on State Route 823.
“Criminal indicators” prompted troopers to perform a search of the vehicle, according to the patrol.
During the search, troopers found 600 grams of suspected fentanyl in a magnetic box concealed underneath the vehicle.
The drugs are estimated to be worth about $60,000.
The driver, identified as 23-year-old Candace Guice, was booked at the Scioto County Jail on charges of possessing and trafficking drugs.
Guice, of Ecorse, Mich., faces up to 22 years in prison and a $40,000 fine if convicted.
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