Ohio State Highway Patrol seize $1.3 million worth of marijuana during traffic stop
The Ohio State Highway Patrol seized $1.3 million worth of marijuana during a traffic stop in northwest Ohio on Monday.
Troopers stopped a California woman just before 1:30 p.m. for speeding and a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike.
Officials say a drug sniffing dog alerted troopers to the vehicle. They say during a probable cause search troopers seized 510 pounds of marijuana from the 2018 Penske Truck.
OSHP arrested and charged 48-year-old Kerly Lopez, of McKinleyville, California, with possession and trafficking in marijuana.
McKinleyville was taken to the Strongsville Jail, and is facing 22 years in prison and to a $40,000 fine if convicted.