Marijuana operation yields 900 plants
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Law enforcement authorities seized heroin and eradicated some 900 marijuana plants over the weekend.
The two-day marijuana operation was carried out by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Marijuana Eradication Unit of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, members from the Special Response Team from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, officers from the Ohio Division of Parks and Recreation and Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Authorities found and cut down some 900 marijuana plants in the county, according to a news release from the drug task force.
Meanwhile, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized an estimated $12,000 worth of heroin in the county, according to a news release.
A Michigan man and woman are facing felony drug charges after troopers seized 80 grams of heroin, worth an estimated $12,000, following a traffic stop along U.S. 23 near milepost 12.
A drug-sniffing dog on the scene was alerted by the 2013 Chevy Impala.
A probable cause search revealed the contraband, according to the release.
Ericka N. Glover, 39, and Darius D. Boyd, 40, both from Belleville, Michigan, were transported to the Scioto County Jail in Portsmouth.
They were charged with drug trafficking and possession of heroin.
If convicted, they could face sentences of up to 22 years in prison and be fined $40,000 each.
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