COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Guernsey County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 90 grams of cocaine and 30 grams of heroin worth approximately $11,200.
On June 26, at 11:49 a.m., troopers stopped a 2007 Toyota Camry with West Virginia registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 77. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.
The driver, Larry N. Waller, 46, of Williamson, W.Va., was incarcerated in the Guernsey County Jail and charged with possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony; possession of heroin, a second-degree felony; and trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony.
If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $45,000 fine.