Troopers seize 8 pounds of heroin in Madison County traffic stop


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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized six pounds of cocaine and two pounds of heroin during a traffic stop in Madison County last Tuesday.


Photo courtesy of Ohio State Highway Patrol

A New York man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized more than eight pounds of heroin, valued at approximately $600,000, following a traffic stop in Madison County.

On Feb. 7, at 12:10 p.m., troopers stopped a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz with Iowa registration for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 70, near milepost 72.

Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Santos Staling, 40, of Bronx, N.Y., was incarcerated in the Tri-County Regional Jail and charged with possession of cocaine and heroin, both first-degree felonies.

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

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized six pounds of cocaine and two pounds of heroin during a traffic stop in Madison County last Tuesday.
http://madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_Cocaine-and-Heroin-02-07-17-1.jpgOhio State Highway Patrol troopers seized six pounds of cocaine and two pounds of heroin during a traffic stop in Madison County last Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Ohio State Highway Patrol

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