Ohio State Highway Patrol turns traffic stop on I-75 into drug bust

Posted at 2:58 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 14:58:59-04

FRANKLIN, Ohio  –  A traffic stop turned into a drug bust for Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers in Warren County this week.

Troopers seized 950 ecstasy pills and 290 hydrocodone pills valued at approximately $17,890 and made two arrests after stopping a car for speeding on Interstate 75 near milepost 38 Tuesday morning, the patrol reported in a news release.

Troopers said they smelled marijuana from the vehicle and conducted a probable cause search.

They charged the driver, Dennis Pinckey, 25, and the passenger, Kierra Boone, 20, both from Detroit, with possession and trafficking in drugs.  If convicted, they could face up to 36 years in prison and up to a $70,000 fine.

Troopers have made 254 drug arrests in Warren County this year, the patrol says.

SEE a list of drug arrests by county.

The patrol encourages motorists to call #677 to report drug activity and dangerous or impaired driving.