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LIMA — Keith M. Whitmore, 54, and his wife, Kelly M. Whitmore, 35, both of Kenton, face felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 165 individually wrapped units of heroin, 18 Oxycodone pills and 66 Xanax pills, worth more than $107,000, following a traffic stop Monday in Allen County.

Troopers responded to a call referencing a possible impaired driver on State Route 309 and stopped the vehicle at 5:27 p.m. for a left of center violation near Bowman Road in Bath Township.

During a search of Mr. Whitmore, who was driving, the trooper located the pills and $650 in cash. His wife then produced the individually wrapped heroin.

Both suspects were incarcerated in the Allen County Jail, and charged with possession of heroin, a second-degree felony. If convicted, they could both face up to eight years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.

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