Two Buckhannon residents are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized approximately $27,000 worth of Oxycodone pills during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike, according to a news release from Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Hannah Aloi, 23, and Andrew Stayton, 31, were arrested and each charged with possession of a scheduled II substance and aggravated drug trafficking, both first degree felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth degree misdemeanor.
On Tuesday at approximately 8:03 a.m., troopers stopped a 2009 Toyota with a W.Va. registration for a marked lanes violation near milepost 133 on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County, according to the news release.
Upon contact with the vehicle, troopers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view and also observed Stayton, the passenger, throwing an object on the rear floor when instructed to exit the vehicle.
Troopers then searched the vehicle and found additional drug paraphernalia; a small blue flashlight which Stayton threw and was found to contain five oxycodone pills; a baggy of white powder and nine additional prescription pills.
According to the news release, Aloi, the driver, voluntarily revealed to troopers that she concealed an additional 885 oxycodone pills on her person.
Aloi is the daughter of Marion County Circuit Judge Michael Aloi.
Aloi and Stayton could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine each if convicted.