Two Women Face Charges After Drugs Seized in Ohio Traffic Stop
Crack cocaine worth approximately $3,000 was seized during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike.
Two Wooster, Ohio, women are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized crack cocaine worth about $3,000 during a traffic stop.
Troopers stopped a 2007 Chevy Impala with an Ohio registration for a lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County at 4:17 p.m. on Thursday. Approaching the vehicle, troopers say they observed the passenger attempting to conceal contraband. A search revealed a small amount of marijuana and crack cocaine. The contraband has a street value of $3,000.
The driver, Kari L. Edgell, 24, and passenger, Samantha L. Paulus, 27, were taken to the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of crack cocaine, trafficking in drugs and complicity, all second-degree felonies and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor.
If convicted, each woman could face up to 29 years in prison and up to a $55,000 fine.