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Highway Patrol sets record in $3M heroin bust

By YIPMAN, Dec 9, 2011 | Updated: Dec 9, 2011 | |
    Bowling Green - Troopers pulling over a New York driver on the Ohio Turnpike confiscated 17 pounds of heroin in what authorities say is the largest heroin seizure in the Highway Patrol's history.

    The patrol says the driver, from Woodhaven, N.Y., has been jailed in Toledo and the case turned over the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Police say he was driving a car registered in Rhode Island in northwest Ohio at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, when he was stopped for following another vehicle too closely.

    Troopers say the drugs were hidden in the inner wall of a cooler in the car's cargo area. They estimate the drugs make up 20,000 daily heroin doses and have a street value of $3 million.

    The patrol's previous record for heroin seizure was 12 pounds in 2004.

    Associated Press
    Dec 08 2011, 02:01 PM



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