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Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

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Troopers from the Portsmouth Patrol stopped a 1997 Honda Accord for a moving violation and found much more.

The stop happened on US 23 near milepost 12.  Extra patrols and a canine unit were also called to the scene.  The rear passenger, 18 year old April Panchal-Johnson of Chesapeake , Ohio surrendered 11 grams of heroin.

Further search of the vehicle revealed three syringes and a crack pipe located in the suspects's purse.

She faces charges a felony charge of possession of heroin, and possession of drug instruments and was taken to the Scioto County jail.