A married couple from Kenton, OH is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 165 individually-wrapped units of heroin, 18 Oxycodone pills and 66 Xanax pills, worth more than $107,000, following a traffic stop in Allen County.
The Lima Post received a call of a possible impaired driver on state Route 309. Troopers responded to the area and stopped a Mercury Grand Marquis with Ohio registration for a left of center violation on SR 309 near Bowman Road in Bath Township at 5:27 p.m. Monday.
The driver, Keith Whitmore, 54, was arrested for OVI. Upon searching him, a trooper found the pills and $650 in cash. Upon contact with the driver's wife, Kelly Whitmore, 35, the individually-wrapped heroin units were discovered.
Both suspects were incarcerated in the Allen County Jail.
They are each charged with possession of heroin, which is a second-degree felony. If convicted, they could both face up to eight years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.