OSHP troopers seize pot, pills in Wood County

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A Michigan man and woman face felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 656 oxycodone hydrochloride pills and about seven grams of marijuana, worth a combined $11,800, after a traffic stop in Wood County.

Troopers stopped a rented 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, with Minnesota registration, for a speed violation on Interstate 75 southbound, at 8:22 p.m. on Oct. 5. Upon contact with the vehicle, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana. A probable-cause search revealed pills and marijuana in the vehicle’s front passenger compartment.

Both the driver, Vincent Edge, 25, of Eastpointe, Mich., and passenger, Laricca Hicks, 18, of Kennbec, Mich., were placed in Wood County Jail. They are charged with two counts of possession of drugs, and one count of trafficking of drugs.

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