Ohio troopers: 2 California men arrested with $80,000 worth of heroin in car
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A pair of California men are now facing up to 11 years in prison for a felony drug possession charge stemming from a Feb. 10 traffic stop in Ohio.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a 2015 Nissan with California registration on I-70 in Madison County just after midnight for a speeding violation.
Criminal indicators inside the vehicle and a drug-sniffing K-9 prompted troopers to conduct a probable cause search.
During the search, approximately 4.4 pounds of heroin was seized from the vehicle’s center console. The drugs are estimated to value around $80,000.
The two occupants of the vehicle, identified as 56-year-old Jose Romero and 20-year-old Brandon Bautista, were arrested and booked at the Tri-County Jail on the drug charges.
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