MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Ryan D. Sheppard, 42, of Piqua, was reportedly caught with drugs during a traffic stop in Montgomery County.
Troopers stopped a 2015 Chrysler 300, with Minnesota registration, for a speed violation on Interstate 75 southbound near milepost 62, in Montgomery County at 7:48 p.m. on Oct. 3, according to a press release from the Ohio State Patrol.
During interaction with the driver, Sheppard, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle reportedly revealed a small amount of marijuana, hash, and seven plastic baggies containing individually wrapped packages of heroin worth $5,250.
Sheppard was incarcerated in the Montgomery County Jail and charged with possession of heroin and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana, both minor misdemeanors.
Sheppard has since been released.