For Immediate Release: August 30, 2012
Contact: Lt. Dean Laubacher (419) 352-2481
Patrol seizes $14,000 worth of crack cocaine in Wood County traffic stop
BOWLING GREEN – Two men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 93 grams of crack cocaine, worth nearly $14,000 during a traffic stop in Wood County.
Troopers stopped a 1999 Ford Contour, with fictitious registration, for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 75 near milepost 186, at 11:10 p.m. on August 28. Upon approaching the vehicle, the odor of marijuana was detected and a probable cause search revealed 93 grams of crack cocaine located in the trunk. During a search of the suspect’s person, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana was also discovered.
The driver, David Ryan Riley, 28, of Muncie, Ind., and passenger, Richard Allen Barnes, 24, of Detroit, Mich., were charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of cocaine, both first-degree felonies. Both men were also charges with various misdemeanor charges.
Both suspects were incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center. If convicted, they could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.
Photos of the seized contraband are available on the Patrol’s website at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov
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