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Bust Yields Thousands of Rx Pills, $117,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A massive Oxycontin drug bust in Franklin County yielded thousands of prescription tablets and more than $117,000 in case, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

What started out as a woman found disoriented turned into much more than the FCSO initially suspected. Sheriff’s deputies first found 21-year-old Alexes Akers wandering -- “incoherent, and under the influence of a narcotic,” they said -- in the streets on Renner Road late Sunday night.

Deputies arrested her for disorderly conduct and, just before they took her to Franklin County Jail, Dep. S. Crossly searched her bag. He found more than $117,000 in cash, the FCSO reported.

Shortly after her arrest, 25-year-old Christopher Akers and a juvenile drove up to the scene in a gray-colored Buick Sedan. Christopher told the deputies that the cash belonged to him.

A K-9 called to the scene did a perimeter search of the Buick and detected narcotics inside of it, the FCSO reported. Deputies search the vehicle and found thousands of prescription pills inside of it, including Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Xanax and Soma.

Deputies went on to obtain permission to search a hotel room where the Akers’ had stayed and reported finding several hundred more prescription pills. ABC6/FOX28 News’ learned that the pills amounting to about $100,00.

Chief Steve Martin said, “There's the potential for a death. So, hopefully by doing this, we've saved somebody's life."

THE FCSO charged both Akers with drug possession. Authorities say drug trafficking charges are pending.
 
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