Troopers seize $266,000 worth of methamphetamine in Wood County traffic stop

WOOD COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) - Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have filed felony drug charges against a Connecticut man after a traffic stop in Wood County.

On November 2, 2017 at 2:49 p.m., troopers stopped a rented 2017 Infinity QX 60 with Arizona registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 80 near milepost 72. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed approximately 246 ounces of methamphetamine submerged within liquid. The methamphetamine is valued at approximately $266,000.

The driver, Shamel Eaton, 37, of Winsor, Conn., was incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in methamphetamine, both first-degree felonies.
If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.