OH: Troopers seize $60,000 worth of fentanyl pills during Madison County traffic stop

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Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol filed a felony drug charge against a New York man after a stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 3,000 fentanyl pills worth approximately $60,000.

The incident occurred on April 7 at 6:44 am when troopers stopped a 2019 Chevrolet Cruze with Florida registration for a speed violation on I-70.

Troopers say criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle.

A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband in the center console.

The suspect, 27-year-old Jason P. Butler, of Sayville, New York, was incarcerated in the Tri-County Jail.

Butler was charged with possession of drugs, a first-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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