Troopers seize $177,471 worth of Nitrous Oxide in Summit County


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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 939 pounds of Nitrous Oxide valued at approximately $177,471 during a traffic stop on April 3.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 939 pounds of Nitrous Oxide valued at approximately $177,471 during a traffic stop on April 3.


Contributed photo | Ohio State Highway Patrol

RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a New York man after a traffic stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 939 pounds of Nitrous Oxide valued at approximately $177,471.

On April 3 at 3:06 p.m. troopers stopped a rented 2017 Ford Expedition with New York registration for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the Nitrous Oxide and a baggie of marijuana.

The driver, Evangelos R. Scullion, 41, of Dansville, N.Y., was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail and charged with trafficking in harmful intoxicants, a fourth-degree felony.

If convicted, he could face up to 18 months in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 939 pounds of Nitrous Oxide valued at approximately $177,471 during a traffic stop on April 3.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2018/04/web1_NitrousOxidepiccol.jpgOhio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 939 pounds of Nitrous Oxide valued at approximately $177,471 during a traffic stop on April 3. Contributed photo | Ohio State Highway Patrol

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