Troopers Make Largest Seizure of Pills in Patrol History

by Erika Brooks on June 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

The State Highway Patrol says about $338,000 worth of pills seized in southwest Ohio marks the patrol’s largest prescription pill seizure to date and led to the arrest of a Michigan man.

Troopers say they seized more than 17,000 pills, including drugs such as oxycodone and methadone, after a traffic stop Thursday in Montgomery County.

Troopers had stopped a sport utility vehicle after receiving reports of reckless driving on Interstate 75 near Vandalia.

The patrol says 30-year-old William J. Hedges, of Saint Clair Shores, Mich., was arrested on charges including possession and trafficking in schedule II substances and driving under the influence. Jail records did not list an attorney for Hedges.