Police Find $12,000 Worth Of Drugs During Traffic Stop


UPDATED: Thursday November 3, 2011 11:55 AM

Police said a man was facing felony drug charges on Thursday after a large amount of drugs was found in the car he was in.

According to police, David L. Powers of Detroit hired a taxi-cab to take him from Columbus to Marion.

Police stopped the cab for a marked lanes violation on U.S. Route 23, a search revealed a small amount of heroin. Further searching led police to find a duffle bag in the trunk containing 110 grams of heroin and 50 ecstasy pills.

In total, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers found 1,283 bags of heroin and 50 ecstasy pills from the car, valued at $12,000.

Police said Powers was charged with aggravated trafficking and possession of heroin, both are first-degree felonies.

Powers was also charged with possession of a schedule I substance, which is a fifth-degree felony.

Powers was being held in the Marion Multi County Jail, if convicted he could face up to 21 years in prison.

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