North Carolina Highway Patrol seizes nearly 4 million in drugs in traffic stop
A North Carolina woman is facing felony drug charges after State Highway Patrol troopers say they discovered more than 100 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine in her rented truck. A news release from the patrol says a Penske truck driven by Ashley N. Tramonte, 27, of Marion, N.C., was stopped at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Guernsey County, which is in southeast Ohio. Troopers stopped the truck because it was following another vehicle too closely. The patrol says a drug-sniffing dog was brought in and indicated there were drugs in the truck. About 110 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine, valued at $3.7 million, was found by troopers, the release says.