Troopers seize $37,000 in marijuana in Summit County traffic stop
SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio – A traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike led Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers to a drug trafficking bust.
According to a press release, troopers stopped a driver in a rental car for following too close in the afternoon of February 7.
Patrolmen were suspicious and a drug K9 alerted troopers about the vehicle, according to a press release.
Troopers say a probable cause search revealed 14 pounds of marijuana and marijuana edibles, 10 grams of hash and 16 grams of hash oil for a street value of $37,000.
Christopher Michael Cortazzo, 38, was arrested.
The Denver resident was charged with possession and trafficking.
He faces up to 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.