Troopers seize $8,200 worth of heroin, crack and marijuana in Scioto County

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 20, 2022

COLUMBUS — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a stop in Scioto County.

During the traffic stop, troopers said they seized heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana worth approximately $8,200.

On March 10, at 8:38 a.m., troopers stopped a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country taxi with Ohio registration for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 23. During interaction with the passenger, troopers said they observed a bag of suspected heroin hanging from his pocket and a search of his person revealed approximately 53 grams of heroin, 10 grams of crack cocaine and five grams of marijuana.

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The passenger, Kyshen P. Johnson, 21, Columbus, was incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony, and possession of cocaine, a fourth-degree felony.

If convicted, he could face up to 12.5 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.