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Troopers seize $40,000 worth of oxycodone pills in Gallia County

August 8, 2018

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have filed felony drug charges against two Michigan men after a traffic stop in Gallia County during which troopers seized 1,000 oxycodone pills valued at approximately $40,000.

About 8 p.m. Aug. 2, troopers stopped a 2017 Dodge Caravan with Florida registration for a marked lanes violation and following too closely on U.S. 35 near mile marker 9, according to a news release. Troopers were suspicious of the van and brought in a patrol drug-sniffing K-9, alerting police to possible drugs in the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Deshawn D. Scott, 28, and passenger, Malik F. Perry, 23, both of Detroit, were taken to the Gallia County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in a Schedule II substance, both first-degree felonies.

If convicted, both could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

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