State troopers seizes $1M in drugs in Summit County traffic stop

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Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

BOSTON TOWNSHIP, OH – An Ohio man is facing felony drug charges after an Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 71 pounds of marijuana, 26 pounds of solid hashish and 8 pounds of liquid hash oil, valued at approximately $1.06 million, following a traffic stop in Summit County, according to a state highway patrol news release.

Ohio troopers stopped a 2014 Chrysler 300 around 2:04 p.m. on May 8 for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 175, according to state troopers.

Criminal indicators were observed and a patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband, according to a state highway patrol news release.

The vehicle driver, 30-year-old Pierce J. Roberts of Ottaway Hills,  was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, hashish and liquid hash, all second-degree felonies.

If convicted, Roberts could face up to 48 years in prison and up to a $90,000 fine.

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