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2 face drug charges after traffic stops

Troopers make arrests on I-75

BOWLING GREEN -- Two Kentucky men are facing felony drug charges in unrelated incidents after they were stopped by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers while southbound on I-75.

Simyon Minion of Frankfort is charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs and three counts of possession of drugs. Deshawn Watts, of Louisville is charged with possession of a schedule II substance and possession of a schedule III drug.

Mr. Minion's bond was set at $36,500 in Perrysburg Municipal Court Monday.

He was stopped for speeding at 12:27 a.m. Friday in Perrysburg Township. Troopers called in a Hancock County Sheriff's Office drug-sniffing canine and found 240 Lortab tablets valued at $720, 89 Lorcet tablets valued at $445, 120 Oxycodone tablets valued at $3,000, and $3,000 in cash.

Mr. Minion is being held in the Wood County jail; if convicted he could face up to 28 years in prison and a $55,000 fine.

Mr. Watts, who has not yet been arraigned in Findlay Municipal Court, was driving a car with a Georgia registration, and was stopped at 3:08 a.m. Friday.

Troopers called in the same drug-sniffing canine and found two bottles of liquid Tylenol with codeine, 77 Lortab pills worth $231, 275 Opana pills -- Oxymorphone -- worth $17,875, and $1,900 in cash.

Mr. Watts is being held in the Hancock County jail. If convicted, he could face nearly 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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