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Troopers seize $9,800 worth of cocaine in Scioto County

COLUMBUS — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Michigan man after a traffic stop in Scioto County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 98 grams of cocaine worth approximately $9,800.

On Feb. 13, at 4:53 p.m., troopers stopped a 2015 Chevy Equinox with Michigan registration for a following too close violation on U.S. 23. While interacting with the occupants, criminal indicators were observed. A Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle and during a probable cause search, the contraband was located.

The passenger, Clay N. Richbow, 39, Detroit, was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony.

If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.