MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 6/19/2017, 5:45 P.M.
Bond is set for a Columbus man facing felony charges, after Ravenswood Police found over 4 pounds of heroin in his SUV after a brief police chase that ended in Meigs County.
According to the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Inielsis Guillot, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, is charged with two first-degree felonies: trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin.
Inielsis is currently being held at the Meigs County Jail on $250,000 bond.
Authorities say 4.4 pounds (2 kilograms) of heroin were found concealed in Inielsis' vehicle after Ravenswood Police initiated a traffic stop in Ravenswood that ended across the Ravenswood bridge into Portland, Ohio.
ORIGINAL STORY: 6/19/2017, 11:39 A.M.
A Columbus man faces charges after police found over 4 pounds of heroin in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Meigs County.
According to Ravenswood Police, at 9:15 P.M. on Saturday, Ravenswood officers tried to stop a Toyota Highlander at the entrance to the Ohio River Bridge.
The driver, later identified as Guillot Isaac Inielsis of Columbus, did not pull over until he crossed the bridge into Ohio.
Ravenswood Police say officers searched the vehicle and found 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of heroin, valued at $544,000.
Due to the location of the stop, Ravenswood Officers contacted the Meigs County Sheriffs office for assistance.
When Meigs County Sheriffs deputies arrived, the case was turned over to them.
Ravenswood Police Chief Lance B. Morrison said:
"We have direct information that the drugs that pass through our town eventually end up back on our streets. To see two kilos of heroin is not all that surprising to me, I'm sure this won't be the biggest seizure we see."
We're working to get more details on this crime and the suspect, and will update this story as information becomes available, on-air and at TheNewsCenter.tv.