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Published: Monday, 6/20/2011 - Updated: 4 years ago

Man facing drug charges after Ohio Highway Patrol stop


FINDLAY — A Kentucky man is facing multiple felony charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized thousands of dollars in prescription drugs and cash during a traffic stop.

Deshawn Watts, 31, of Louisville, Ky., is charged with possession of a schedule II substance, and possession of a schedule III drug. He is being held in the Hancock County jail.

Troopers stopped a 2011 Chevrolet Mailbu, with Georgia plates, for following too closely to another vehicle, southbound on I-75 around 3:08 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

Troopers called in a drug-sniffing canine from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and found two bottles of liquid Tylenol with Codeine; 77 Lortab pills — Hydrocodone — worth $231; 275 Opana pills — Oxymorphone — worth $17,875; and $1,900 in cash.

If convicted, Mr. Watts faces up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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