Ohio Troopers Seize 120 Pounds of Marijuana, Valued at $615,000

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
January 21, 2016 Updated: January 21, 2016

WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio—The State Highway Patrol says Ohio troopers seized 123 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $615,000 during a traffic stop in Madison County.

The patrol says the driver and passenger were jailed on felony drug possession and trafficking charges after being pulled over on Interstate 70.

The agency says troopers stopped the vehicle one morning last week for following another too closely, then had the vehicle checked by a drug-sniffing dog. That led to a search that revealed the marijuana.

Troopers say the 47-year-old driver and 46-year-old passenger are from Carbondale, Colorado.