Troopers Seized Record Number of Pills, 17,260 dosagePosted on June 21, 2013
Ohio State Troopers made their largest seizure of prescription pills in the history of the Highway Patrol. Troopers seized 17,260 Rx pills, valued at approximately $338,000, from a traffic stop in Montgomery County.
Troopers first received reports of a vehicle that was driving in a reckless manner on I-75. Troopers were able to locate the 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada driven by William J. Hedges, 30 of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. The vehicle was stopped for a lane violation. Hedges was subsequently arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence.
Troopers located bag containing Methadone, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Alprazolam pills, in addition to 148 Suboxone Strips during an inventory search of the vehicle. Hedges was arrested for trafficking a scheduled II substance, OVI, lane violation and for not wearing his seatbelt.