DISMISSED - F1 HEROIN POSSESSION
Client was travelling late at night down Route 23 in rural Ross County. His out of state license plates drew the attention of a Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper who promptly pulled my client over for "touching the fog line" (also called a "marked lanes violation"). During a subsequent search of the vehicle a large amount of heroin was found and client was charged with a First Degree Felony Possession of Heroin and looking at up to 11 years in prison.
After reviewing the dashcam video from the Trooper's vehicle, it appeared as though client's car merely touched the fog line several times. In December 2020 the Ohio Supreme Court found that this sort of "violation" would not support a stop of the vehicle. As a result, Blosser Law filed a Motion to Suppress the Evidence obtained from the illegal stop. Prior to the scheduled hearing on the Motion to Suppress the State of Ohio DISMISSED the First Degree Felony against my client and he's free to live his life without the threat of prison and a felony conviction.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense