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  For Immediate Release:October 13, 2016
Contact: Lieutenant Michael Combs (216) 265-1677

Troopers seize $340,000 worth of cocaine in Summit County traffic stop

VILLAGE OF RICHFIELD – A woman is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized eight pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $340,000 following a traffic stop in Summit County.

On October 10, 2016, troopers stopped a 2008 Chrysler 300, with West Virginia registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 176, at 3:59 p.m. Troopers observed marijuana shake in plain view. A probable cause search revealed more than eight pounds of cocaine in the vehicle’s trunk.

The driver, Tanecia R. Richardson, 31, of Morgantown, W. Va., was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail and charged with aggravated possession and aggravated trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies.

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

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