Over 3,000 Counterfeit Hats Confiscated After Traffic Stop

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A traffic stop in Lorain County led to Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers confiscating over 3,000 counterfeit baseball hats.

According to a post on the Ohio State Highway Patrol website, on February 1st troopers stopped a 2006 Toyota Sienna, with Illinois plates, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike.

During the traffic stop troopers saw stacks of baseball hats in the vehicle.

The driver gave troopers consent to search the vehicle and 3,116 counterfeit baseball hats, worth an estimated value of more than $62,000, were discovered.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the hats displayed trademarked logos of the NFL, NBA, MLB, The Ohio State University and Monster Energy Drink.

Tae Gone Park, 41, of Glenview, Ill., was arrested and charged with felony trademark counterfeiting.

Park remains incarcerated in the Lorain County jail awaiting an initial court appearance on the charge.

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