“A Kentucky man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized approximately two pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $4,500, following a traffic stop in Hancock County.”
FINDLAY – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized approximately two pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $4,500, during a traffic stop in Hancock County on Thursday morning, the Findlay post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported.
Justin Jones, 21, of Burlington, Ky., was driving a 2008 Mitsubishi Laser at 4:10 a.m. when he was stopped for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 75 near milepost 157.
Troopers reported they observed criminal indicators, and a Hancock County drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. After a probable cause search was conducted, troopers found two bags of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk.
Jones was incarcerated at the Hancock County Justice Center and is being charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony.
If convicted, Jones could face up to one year in prison and a $2,500 fine.