Updated Fri, Aug 2, 2013 9:19 am
A couple from Columbus was charged with felony counts of trafficking heroin Thursday when 11.5 grams of black tar heroin was seized during a traffic stop at Crosswoods of Logan East along Front Street.
Members of the Hocking County Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit pulled over a truck driven by Kenneth L. Davis II, 25, for driving under suspension after receiving a tip about a shipment of heroin being made to the Logan area.
Twenty-three year old passenger Kristen M. Marcum-Davis had her four-year-old child in the vehicle at the time. The child was later released to a family member when both Kristen and Kenneth were taken into custody.
During the traffic stop, Marcum-Davis allegedly shoved the heroin into her body cavity. HCSIU K-9 Emma alerted there were drugs inside the vehicle, which led to a search. Collected from inside the vehicle was $242, but drugs were not found.
While questioning Kristen, though, she allegedly retrieved the drugs from her body cavity and provided them to detectives.
Both have been charged with a first-degree felony of trafficking heroin because of the large quantity of heroin and the fact there was child inside the vehicle.
Both also were charged with a second-degree felony of possession of heroin and permitting drug abuse. Kristen also received an additional tampering with evidence charge.