For Immediate Release: April 20, 2012
Contact: Lt. Dean Laubacher (419) 352-2481
Troopers find 3,929 Rx pills in Wood County
BOWLING GREEN – Two people from Michigan are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized three bottles of liquid codeine and 3,929 illegal prescription pills, worth an estimated $30,000, during a traffic stop in Wood County.
Troopers stopped a rented 2012 Mazda 3 for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 75 southbound, in Wood County at 12:04 a.m. on April 20. Criminal indicators were observed and it was discovered that the occupants did not have consent to have possession of the rental vehicle. A Hancock County Sheriff’s Office drug-sniffing canine was called to the scene and alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 22 ounces of liquid codeine and the following illegal prescription pills: 180 Xanax, 2,503 Hydrocodone, 90 Oxycontin, 1,002 Methadone and 154 Alprazolam.
The suspects, Chare N. Good, 25, of Romulus, Mich., and Remone B. Denham, 35, of Detroit, Mich. were charged with five-counts of possession of narcotics and five-counts of trafficking in narcotics, all are second-degree felonies.
Both suspects were incarcerated in the Wood County Jail.