OSHP seizes 123 lbs of pot in Columbus-area traffic stop

OSHP seizes 123 lbs of pot in Columbus-area traffic stop

WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio (WYTV) – Two men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 123 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $615,000, following a traffic stop in Madison County last Wednesday.

According to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a 2014 Subaru Station Wagon with Colorado license plates for following another vehicle too closely on Interstate 70 near Columbus on Jan. 13. Police reportedly saw criminal indicators, and a patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. Police determined that there was probable cause to search the vehicle, and a search revealed the marijuana.

Police charged the driver, Kelly Harding, 47, and passenger, Craig Voigt, 46, with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both second-degree felonies.

If convicted, each could face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.

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