Troopers seize $6,000 in heroin during Ohio traffic stop

MANSFIELD, Ohio - A man from Shelby, Ohio faces felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized $6,000 worth of heroin following a traffic stop in Richland County.

Troopers stopped the pick-up truck to investigate a warrant violation on State Route 13 northbound at 11:34 a.m. on Jan. 6.

The owner and driver of the truck, Shawn Schiffer, 41, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A search of the truck then revealed 225 balloons of suspected heroin, or 40 grams.

Schiffer was then booked into the Richland County Jail and charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and pay up to a $20,000 fine.

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