Woman accused of trafficking fentanyl into York County

YORK – A Peyton, Ohio woman who was allegedly caught trafficking fentanyl into York County, has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

Elise Mills’ arraignment was scheduled for this week in York County District Court, but she failed to appear and the proceedings were rescheduled for early October.

She was charged after being a passenger in a vehicle stopped for traffic violations on Interstate 80 by a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol. During the stop, the trooper saw a package on Mills’ lap, as she was pretending to be asleep. According to court documents, he asked the driver to give him the package, which he found to contain fentanyl.

It was also discovered the driver gave him false information. Eventually, it was found the driver’s name was Shane Kruse.

A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search, troopers allegedly found methamphetamine pipes, a bag with methamphetamine, a bag containing fentanyl, marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms.

It was found that Mills has a criminal history, as well.

She is facing a possible maximum sentence of two years in prison with 12 months of post-release supervision if convicted.


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