Police say traffic stop leads to discovery of heroin valued at more than $500,000
MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WCHS/WVAH) —
A traffic stop in Ravenswood that ended in Ohio led to the discovery of 2 kilograms of heroin valued at more than $500,000, according to Ravenswood police.
Ravenswood Police Chief Lance Morrison said in a news release that his officers were attempting to stop a sport utility vehicle about 9 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to the Ohio River Bridge The chief said the driver did not pull over until he crossed into Ohio, and agreed to allow a search of the vehicle. Ravenswood officers found the heroin, valued at $544,000, in a box in the vehicle, Morrison said.
The driver was later identified as Guillot Isaac Inielsis of Columbus, Ohio.
Since the stop was made in Ohio, the case has been turned over to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department.
Information about specific charges in the case was not available.
“I believe we have one of the best criminal interdiction teams in the state of West Virginia, and thankfully so,” Morrison said. “I hope this helps our citizens understand why we conduct so many criminal interdiction patrols on our four lane and 68.
“We have direct information that the drugs that pass through our town eventually end up back on our streets. To see 2 kilos of heroin is not all that surprising to me; I'm sure this won't be the biggest seizure we see. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our friends in Ohio who assisted us and took over the case."