Troopers seize $60K in drugs in Hancock County

5/2/2013
BLADE STAFF
Seized during the stop Wednesday stop were 136 grams of heroin, 129 Hydrocodone pills, 181 Xanax pills, 114 Carisoprodol pills, and 54 grams of marijuana
Seized during the stop Wednesday stop were 136 grams of heroin, 129 Hydrocodone pills, 181 Xanax pills, 114 Carisoprodol pills, and 54 grams of marijuana

FINDLAY – Two Michigan women are facing felony drug charges after state troopers seized $60,000 worth of drugs during a traffic stop on I-75 about a mile south of Findlay, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Sharhonda Brantley, 24, the driver, and Danielle Coleman, 20, the passenger, both of Detroit, were each charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony; possession of schedule III and IV drug, both fifth-degree felonies; and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, both minor misdemeanors, according to the patrol's district headquarters in Findlay. They were booked into the Hancock county jail pending arraignment.

Seized during the stop Wednesday were 136 grams of heroin, 129 Hydrocodone pills, 181 Xanax pills, 114 Carisoprodol pills, and 54 grams of marijuana, troopers said.

Troopers stopped a 2003 Saturn Aura for a registration violation near milepost 155 on I-75 at 1:38 a.m. Wednesday, the patrol said. They then detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle, they said.

A search of both the suspects ensued, turning up heroin, the prescription pills, and marijuana, troopers said.

If convicted, the women each could face up to 12 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine, according to the patrol.

Findlay, the seat of Hancock County, is about 45 miles south of Toledo.