$38K Marijuana Bust on Ohio Turnpike

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Troopers seized $38,000 worth of marijuana on the Ohio Turnpike this week. (Photo Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

Troopers seized $38,000 worth of marijuana on the Ohio Turnpike this week. (Photo Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

Troopers seized $38,000 worth of marijuana on the Ohio Turnpike this week. (Photo Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

ELYRIA, Ohio — A Pennsylvania man is facing felony charges after troopers seized about $38,000 worth of drugs, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports.

The man was stopped for a lanes violation just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 133, in Lorain County.

After troopers observed criminal indicators, a drug-sniffing K-9 alerted them to the vehicle.

That’s when a probable cause search revealed eight pounds of hydroponic marijuana, a pound of oil marijuana hash, and 140 grams of solid marijuana hash.

The driver, James Rabuck, 42, of Middletown, Pa., was charged with felony possession of liquid marijuana hash, possession of marijuana and solid marijuana hash and aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Rabuck is being held in the Lorain County Jail.

If convicted, he could face up to 23 years in prison and up to a $45,000 fine.

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