OSHP: Patrol Canine Sniffs Out Drugs Hidden in Dog Food Bag

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LORAIN COUNTY, OH — Two West Virginia residents are facing charges for allegedly hiding drugs inside a dog food bag.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped the 2003 Dodge Caravan for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

During the stop, with the help of a Patrol drug-sniffing canine, authorities found
1.5 pounds of  “high-grade marijuana” inside two vacuum-sealed bags. The bags were placed inside a dog food bag in the back of the vehicle.

Authorities estimate the drugs have a street value of $3,750.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Heather Zema, 33, and Jeffrey Taylor, 32, both of New Cumberland, West Virginia, are being held in the Lorain County Jail.

Both are charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony, and trafficking marijuana, a fourth-degree felony.