Turn signal violation leads to felony drug charges
Published 12:00 am Friday, April 22, 2022
SCIOTO COUNTY – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan man and a Georgia man after a stop in Scioto County.
On Thursday, at 1:58 p.m., troopers stopped a 2018 Dodge Sprinter van with Michigan registration for turn signal and marked lanes violations on state Route 823. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle.
Troopers said a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 625 grams of suspected cocaine, worth approximately $56,250, in a suitcase in the rear cargo area.
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The driver, Willie L. Coby, 52, Redford, Mich., and passenger, Leon J. McReynolds, 48, Atlanta, were incarcerated in the Scioto County Jail and charged with possession of a schedule I substance and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies.
If convicted, each could face up to 22 years in prison.