Kentucky man facing felony drug charges after traffic stopWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
A Kentucky man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 240 Lortab tablets valued at $720, 89 Lorcet tablets valued at $445, 120 Oxycodone tablets valued at $3,000 and an additional $3,000 in cash during a traffic stop on June 17 in Wood County.
According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Troopers stopped a 2011 Nissan Altima, with Kentucky registration, southbound on Interstate 75, near milepost 192, in Perrysburg Township for a speed violation at approximately 12:27 a.m. Criminal indicators were observed and a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the illegal prescription medication and cash.
The passenger Simyon J. Minion, of Frankfort, Ky., was charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs and three counts of possession of drugs.
Perrysburg Municipal Court records list fourth degree felony, third degree felony and second degree felony drug abuse charges with a bond listed of $35,000 no ten percent on the fourth degree felony against Minion. Fourth degree felony, third degree felony and second degree trafficking in drug charges are also listed as well as one fourth degree misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. An additional $1,500 bond was set for that charge.
Minion is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing June 21 at 9:30 a.m. He is currently being held at the Wood County Jail. If convicted on all charges he faces up to 28 years in prison and a maximum fine of $55,000.