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Troopers seize $14,000 worth of heroin during traffic stop in Summit County

After searching the vehicle, they seized 140 grams of heroin and 2 grams of marijuana.
Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Summit County. 

On June 25, just before 3:45 p.m. troopers stopped a Ford Fusion with a West Virginia registration for following too close and marked lanes violations on the Ohio Turnpike. 

During the traffic stop, authorities detected a smell of marijuana. After searching the vehicle, they seized 140 grams of heroin and 2 grams of marijuana which is worth about $14,000. 

Michael Kelly, 31 of Beckley, WV was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies. 

If convicted, Kelly could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.