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Woman swallows drugs during traffic stop, chokes

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BOND HILL, OH (FOX19) -

A woman is in critical condition after swallowing a bag of drugs during a traffic stop.

Springfield Township Police say that they conducted a traffic stop on the Paddock Road overpass for I-75 around 7:45 Saturday evening. 

While the officer was investigating, the 24-year-old driver allegedly swallowed a bag of drugs and began choking.

The officer performed the Heimlich maneuver while calling for emergency services. The officer continued to perform the Heimlich until EMS units arrived and continued medical treatment.

The woman was unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. Her identity is not being released at this time.  

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