Two Kilos of Heroin Found During I-74 Stop

Posted On November 13, 2013

By Mike Perleberg


Ohio Highway Patrol

(Harrison, Oh.) – A large haul of heroin was made by troopers during a traffic stop on Interstate 74 this past weekend.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol says troopers stopped a 2005 GMC Envoy on the interstate at the two mile marker in Harrison early Saturday morning, November 9. A drug-sniffing dog alerted on the vehicle.


Having probable cause, troopers searched the SUV found two kilos of heroin hidden in the rear cargo area of the vehicle. The nearly 4.5 pounds of illegal substance was valued at more than $300,000.


The two people in the vehicle were taken into custody. Darvia Tate,38, of Indianapolis and Keeisha Huff, 36, of Minnesota are each charged with Possession of Heroin and Trafficking in Heroin. Both charges are first degree felonies.


Saturday’s bust is the latest in a series of drug interceptions on I-74 in Dearborn and Hamilton counties in recent months.