Troopers Seize $18,132 Worth of Heroin in Lucas County



On January 8, 2018, troopers stopped a 2012 Toyota Camry with Illinois registration for following too close and turn signal violations on Interstate 80 in Lucas County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 151 grams of heroin worth $18,132 in the vehicle’s trunk. The driver, Balford Reid, 39, and passenger, Larry Neal, 46, both from Chicago, were charged with possession and trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies. Both suspects were incarcerated in the Lucas County Justice Center.

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