Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers arrested a man during a traffic stop after a search of his vehicle revealed 70 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.
The man was pulled over for speeding early in the morning on December 31. Police reported criminal indicators, and a Wauseon Police Department drug-sniffing dog alerted them to the possible presence of drugs. Following a probable cause search, the officers uncovered the pot, valued at an estimated $318,000.
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The marijuana found in the vehicle. Photo via the Ohio State Highway Patrol website.
The suspect, 25-year-old Joseph Evans from Chula Vista, CA, was charged with a second-degree felony, possession of marijuana, that could result in a $15,000 fine and up to eight years in prison.