July 28, 2014

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Highway Patrol seizes $11,000 worth of Ecstasy during traffic stop

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ELYRIA TWP. — The State Highway Patrol seized $11,000 worth of Ecstasy along with marijuana during a traffic stop on the turnpike Monday.

According to the patrol, Gordon D. Williams, 36, and Paige L. Darrington, 29, both of Cleveland, are charged with possession of a schedule I drug and aggravated drug trafficking. Darrington is also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Troopers stopped a 2012 Buick LaCrosse with a South Carolina registration for a turn signal violation near milepost 142 at 7:12 p.m.

Darrington admitted to having a small bag of marijuana and a glass pipe in her purse in the vehicle’s trunk, the patrol said.

Further investigation revealed a perfume box containing 596 Ecstasy pills, worth an estimated $11,000.

Williams and Darrington were taken to the Lorain County Jail.