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Troopers seize $107K in heroin, Rx pills during OVI arrest

LIMA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A married couple from Kenton, OH is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 165 individually-wrapped units of heroin, 18 Oxycodone pills and 66 Xanax pills, worth more than $107,000, following a traffic stop in Allen County.

The Lima Post received a call of a possible impaired driver on state Route 309. Troopers responded to the area and stopped a Mercury Grand Marquis with Ohio registration for a left of center violation on SR 309 near Bowman Road in Bath Township at 5:27 p.m. Monday.

The driver, Keith Whitmore, 54, was arrested for OVI. Upon searching him, a trooper found the pills and $650 in cash. Upon contact with the driver's wife, Kelly Whitmore, 35, the individually-wrapped heroin units were discovered.

Both suspects were incarcerated in the Allen County Jail.

They are each charged with possession of heroin, which is a second-degree felony. If convicted, they could both face up to eight years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.

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