BELLVILLE — A Mount Vernon man and woman are charged in Richland County with drug trafficking after a traffic stop that turned up more than 10 ounces of suspected drugs and $11,000 in cash.

Robert Wheeler, 47, and Amanda Higgs, 24, are charged in Mansfield Municipal Court with trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wheeler is further charged with driving under suspension.

Wheeler and Higgs have both pleaded not guilty to the charges. Bond was set at $20,000 each.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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