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. (Ohio State Highway Patrol)<p>{/p}

    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.

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