$18K drug bust during traffic stop near Middle Ridge plaza


Staff Report



<p style="text-align: right;">Courtesy photo These drugs were found inside a car Oct. 30 on the Ohio Turnpike, state troopers say.

Courtesy photo These drugs were found inside a car Oct. 30 on the Ohio Turnpike, state troopers say.


A big stash of cocaine and pain pills was discovered just after 1 p.m. on Oct. 30 during a routine traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike near Amherst.

State troopers stopped a 2016 Hyundai Sonata with Colorado registration for following too closely in traffic near the Middle Ridge Road service plaza. That’s when they smelled burning marijuana and decided to search the vehicle, according to a narrative released Wednesday.

Investigators found a plastic bag with about three ounces of coke. They also recovered 359 oxymorphine pills.

The drugs have a combined estimated street value of $18,330, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The driver, Jamel Barnes, 25, of Detroit, Mich., was charged with possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony, and possession of a schedule II substance, a second-degree felony.

Courtesy photo These drugs were found inside a car Oct. 30 on the Ohio Turnpike, state troopers say.

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Courtesy photo These drugs were found inside a car Oct. 30 on the Ohio Turnpike, state troopers say.

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