LIMA — A married couple from Kenton face felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 165 individually wrapped units of heroin, 18 Oxycodone pills and 66 Xanax pills after a traffic stop Monday in Bath Township. The drugs are worth more than $107,000.
The Lima post received a call at 5:27 p.m. Monday of a possible impaired driver on state Route 309. Troopers responded to the area and stopped a vehicle for a left of center violation on state Route 309 near Bowman Road.
The driver, Keith M. Whitmore, 54, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. During a body search, a trooper reportedly located pills and $650 in cash. The driver’s wife, Kelly M. Whitmore, 35, produced the individually wrapped heroin, according to the Highway Patrol.
Both suspects were taken to Allen County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a second-degree felony. If convicted, they each couldface up to eight years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.