More than $500,000 worth of heroin found after traffic stop

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man was arrested after more than $500,000 worth of heroin was found in his vehicle.

Ravenswood Police say officers tried to pull over a Toyota Highlander at the entrance to the Ohio River Bridge, but the driver didn't pull over until he crossed into Ohio.

During the traffic stop, officers found "criminal indicators" which led them to a search of the vehicle.

A large quantity of heroin was found inside of a box in the vehicle.

Meigs County Sheriff's deputies arrived and had the case turned over to them.

The heroin weighed two kilos and has a street value of $544,000.

Charges will be filed against the driver by the Meigs County Sheriff's Department.

"I believe we have one of the best criminal interdiction teams in the State of West Virginia, and thankfully so. I hope this helps our citizens understand why we conduct so many criminal interdiction patrols on our four lane and 68. We have direct information that the drugs that pass through our town eventually end up back on our streets. To see two kilos of heroin is not all that surprising to me, I'm sure this won't be the biggest seizure we see. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our friends in Ohio who assisted us and took over the case," said Ravenswood Police Chief Lance Morrison.

Sourced from WSAZ.COM

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