Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have filed felony drug charges against a Marion, North Carolina woman after a traffic stop in Guernsey County. A Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine valued at approximately $3,7 million.
The incident occurred on the morning of May 9, when troopers stopped a rented 2018 Penske truck with Virginia registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 70. The driver, 27 year old Ashley N. Tramonte of Marion, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies. If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.