Ohio troopers seize $1.2M in marijuana during traffic stop

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ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says two Nevada residents are facing drug charges after troopers in northeast Ohio seized marijuana worth an estimated $1.2 million after a traffic stop.

Ohio troopers found 235 pounds of marijuana in a pickup truck that was pulled over for traffic violations on Interstate 80 in Lorain County last week. Lt. Michael Combs says the marijuana was hidden in the covered back of the truck inside duffel bags and cardboard boxes, including one wrapped in Santa-printed holiday paper.

A drug-sniffing dog was brought in and triggered the search that uncovered the drugs.

The patrol says the 42-year-old driver and the 62-year-old man riding with her have been charged with felony drug possession and marijuana trafficking. Both are from Reno, Nevada.

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