On May 4, 2018, troopers stopped a 2006 Honda Civic with Ohio registration for a marked lanes and license plate violation on U.S. 35 in Gallia County. Criminal indicators were observed and a Rio Grande Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle.
A probable cause search allegedly revealed 453 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle worth $43,000.
The driver, Erica Mix, 27, and passenger, Michelle Mix, 49, both from Columbus, were charged with possession of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony.
Both were incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail and preliminary hearings have been scheduled.