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120 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Preble County


Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 120 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 on Wednesday, December 13.

Troopers stopped the vehicle with California license plates at 8:14 a.m. in Preble County for a marked lanes violation. A drug-sniffing canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs, leading to a search of the vehicle that discovered the marijuana.


Photo credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

According to officials, the seized marijuana is worth an estimated $330,000.

The subject was charged with possession of criminal tools and possession of marijuana, a fifth and second-degree felony respectively. If convicted, he could face a $17,500 fine and up to nine years in jail.

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