Troopers seize $3,700,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine in Guernsey County


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During the traffic stop on May 9 troopers seized 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,700,000.

During the traffic stop on May 9 troopers seized 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,700,000.


Contributed photo | Ohio State Highway Patrol

CAMBRIDGE — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a North Carolina woman after a traffic stop in Guernsey County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,700,000.

On Wednesday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m., troopers stopped a rented 2018 Penske truck with Virginia registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 70 near milepost 173. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Ashley N. Tramonte, 27, of Marion, N.C., was incarcerated and charged with possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies.

If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

During the traffic stop on May 9 troopers seized 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,700,000.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2018/05/web1_HeroinandMethamphetaminepiccol.jpgDuring the traffic stop on May 9 troopers seized 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,700,000. Contributed photo | Ohio State Highway Patrol

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