Troopers seize $52,650 worth of fentanyl in southern Ohio
Felony drugs charges have been filed against a Michigan woman after troopers found more than 400 grams of fentanyl worth more than $50,000.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the woman was stopped on State Route 823 is Scioto County. A K-9 unit then alerted troopers to the suspected drugs.
29 year-old Porsha Taylor of Detroit was arrested and charged with posession of fentanyl and trafficking in drugs. Both are first-degree felonies.
If convicted, she could face up to 22 years in prison and have to pay up to $40,000 in fines.
The arrest took place during a two-day interdiction effort called "Operation BRIDGE." The operation involved Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky and ran from April 21st -22nd.
The initiative focused not only on removing illegal drugs from the streets, but also providing resources to those in need of help from addiction.