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Saint Clair Shores Man Convicted On Drug Charges In Ohio

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A St. Clair Shores man was arrested after he was pulled over in Ohio with 17,260 dosage units of prescriptions pills, worth approximately $338,000. (Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

A St. Clair Shores man was arrested after he was pulled over in Ohio with 17,260 dosage units of prescriptions pills, worth approximately $338,000. (Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

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DAYTON, Ohio (WWJ/AP) - A Michigan man arrested after authorities found about 17,000 prescription pills in his vehicle has been convicted on drug charges in southwest Ohio.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says 30-year-old William Hedges, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., was convicted Thursday in Dayton on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs.

The State Highway Patrol said the pills seized in a June 20 traffic stop — which included Methadone, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam and Suboxone strips — were worth nearly $340,000. The patrol said it marked their largest prescription pill seizure to that date.

Troopers said they stopped Hedges after seeing his vehicle weaving on southbound I-75, near milepost 64 in Vandalia.

Hedges could be sentenced to three to 11 years on each count. A recording at his attorney’s office said the voicemail was full and could not accept messages.

MORE: Saint Clair Shores Man Arrested In Ohio With 17K Prescription Pills

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