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Pickaway County – OSP Traffic Stop Sends Michigan Woman to Prison for Heroin Trafficking


COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against two Michigan women after a stop in Pickaway County uncovered various drugs, including a dangerous mixture of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil often referred to as “grey death.”  During the traffic stop, troopers seized 235 grams of methamphetamine, 165 grams of heroin, 54 grams of gray death powder and 48 fentanyl tablets worth approximately $30,000.

Lashaye Genisis Bowles, 21

On May 28, at 3:11 a.m., troopers stopped a 2013 Nissan Sentra with Michigan registration for a speed violation on U.S. 23. Criminal indicators were observed and a Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband in the center console.

The suspects, Detroit residents Lashaye Genisis Bowles, 21, and Tahzarai Lashebra Pitts, 25, were incarcerated in the Pickaway County Jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine and heroin, and trafficking in drugs, all first-degree felonies.

In Pickaway County court this week Lashaye Genisis Bowles, 21 was found guilty of Trafficking in Heroin and sentenced to 6-9 years in prison, $7,204.56 forfeiture.