Ohio State Highway Patrol seizes $800,000 worth of heroin after traffic stop

Ohio State Highway Patrol seizes $800,000 worth of heroin after traffic stop
Investigators said they have filed charges against a California man after a traffic stop in Madison County. (Source: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

Madison County, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol seized around $800,000 worth of of heroin on Sept. 28.

Investigators said they have filed charges against a California man after a traffic stop in Madison County.

Authorities said during the traffic stop troopers seized more than four pounds of heroin which is valued at $800,000.

Troopers said they conducted the traffic stop after 20-year-old Estaban Contreras for failure to signal a lane change on Interstate 70.

Criminal indicated were observed by troopers, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The troopers brought a drug-sniffing dog and a probable cause search revealed the contraband, according to investigators.

He was transported to the Tri-County Jail and charged with possession of heroin. This is a first-degree felony.

State Patrol said he could face up to 11 years in prison.

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