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Troopers seize $27,000 worth of suspected fentanyl in Allen County




Photo Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

Lima, Ohio — Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) troopers filed a felony drug charge against a Kentucky man after a traffic stop in Allen County.

Timothy T. Massengale, 47, of Richmond, Kentucky, was arrested on Feb. 20th, at 5:53 p.m., after troopers stopped the 2007 Chevy Tahoe he was driving for following too closely and marked lane violations on Interstate 75, according to a press release from OSHP.

During the traffic stop, troopers detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a vacuum-sealed package in the center console containing 180 grams of suspected fentanyl worth approximately $27,000, according to the release.

Massengale was incarcerated in the Allen County jail and charged with possession of fentanyl, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol encourages the public to report drug activity to the Patrol’s hotline at #677.

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