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Troopers make record seizure of prescription pills following I-75 traffic stop

A Michigan man is facing felony drug charges after the State Highway Patrol seized 17,260 dosage units of prescriptions pills (pictured) worth approximately $338,000 following a traffic stop in Montgomery County Thursday morning around 11:05.

Troopers received reports of a vehicle driving recklessly on I-75 southbound near Vandalia. Troopers stopped a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada with Michigan registration for a marked lanes violation. The driver was arrested for OVI. An administrative inventory of the vehicle revealed a bag containing Methadone, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Alprazolam pills, in addition to 148 Suboxone Strips.

The driver, Williams Hedges, 30, of Saint Clair Shores, Mich., was incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in Schedule II substances, both third-degree felonies. Hedges was also charged with OVI, marked lanes, and safety belt violations.

The next largest seizure of prescription pills occurred in January 2013 when troopers seized 6,641 pills following a Scioto County traffic stop.

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