FINDLAY State Highway Patrol troopers seized seven bottles of liquid codeine, worth an estimated $5,000, following a traffic stop in Hancock County over the weekend.
According to a State Highway Patrol release, troopers stopped a 2012 Mitsubishi Galant for following too close and marked lanes violations on Interstate 75 in Hancock County around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
The odor of raw marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle, and a probable cause search revealed about 2,330 milliliters of liquid codeine and a small amount of marijuana in the passenger compartment.
The driver, Kenisha L. Williams, 20, and passenger, Je'Ronn Hill, 21, both of Columbus, were charged with aggravated possession of a Schedule III substance, a fourth-degree felony.
They were incarcerated in Hancock County Justice Center. If convicted, they could face up to 18 months in prison and up to a $5,000 fine, the release states.