Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers  seized 392 grams of heroin valued at approximately $69,776 during a traffic stop on Thursday in Hancock County. (Submitted photo)
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 392 grams of heroin valued at approximately $69,776 during a traffic stop on Thursday in Hancock County. (Submitted photo)
FINDLAY – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two West Virginia women after a traffic stop in Hancock County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 392 grams of heroin valued at approximately $69,776.

At 2:44 a.m. Thursday, troopers stopped a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan with West Virginia registration for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 68. Criminal indicators were observed and a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Shaquana M. Carter, 27, and passenger, Dawnsha M. Hughes, 28, both from Charleston, West Virginia, were incarcerated in the Hancock County Justice Center and charged with possession of heroin, a first-degree felony.

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

Last year, troopers removed 163 pounds of heroin from Ohio’s roadways.