More than 150 Heroin Balloons Intercepted in Traffic Stop

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested after more than 150 heroin balloons were found in his possession.

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says Ronald Young, 54, of Rallen Drive in The Plains, was pulled over on St. Rt. 33 in Nelsonville.

Investigators with the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) intercepted a 100 balloon heroin shipment, and during an interview found an additional 70 balloons hidden in a body cavity.

According to Kelly, "The NET was acting on information provided by Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn. The Columbus Police Department executed a traffic stop on the provider of the heroin in Columbus following the transaction between Young and the Columbus dealers."

Young will be taken to the South East Ohio Regional Jail.

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