OSHP troopers seized 840 Lortab and 780 Oxycontin tablets, in addition to 2,379 milliliters of liquid codeine worth an estimated $35,000. (Photo Source: OSHP)
FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol was able to get $35,000 worth of drugs off the streets after a bust in Findlay.
A KY man is facing felony drug charges after OSHP troopers seized 840 Lortab and 780 Oxycontin tablets, in addition to 2,379 milliliters of liquid codeine worth an estimated $35,000 during a traffic stop in Hancock County.
Troopers stopped a rented 2012 Chevrolet Impala, with Ohio registration, southbound on Interstate 75, near milepost 155, for a marked lanes violation shortly before 2 p.m. July 11. Upon contact with the vehicle, troopers detected the odor of marijuana. A probable cause search revealed several bags of illegal prescription pills and liquid codeine in a suitcase in the truck.
The driver, Denzel Hennegham, 25, of Frankfort, KY, was incarcerated in the Hancock County Jail and charged with two counts of possession of drugs, both third-degree felonies, and one count of possession of drugs, as a second-degree felony.
If convicted, Hennegham could face up to 18 years in prison and a fine of up to $35,000.