Heroin Found in Car Next to Infant Child

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Two people were arrested after Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies found a large amount of heroin in a vehicle, right next to an infant child.

Deputies made the seizure in the vehicle along Chagrin Drive in Columbus on Friday. They found over 2 kilos of the drug on the floorboard of the vehicle. That amount of drugs has a street value of about $400,000.

30-year-old Benjamin Merentes-Rincon and 24-year-old Emily Thomas were arrested and charged with possession of heroin. Merentes-Rincon has been deported at least twice before, and was determined to be in the United States illegally.

Trafficking charges are also expected to be filed.

(photo courtesy Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

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