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.

Google Map for coordinates 41.091899 by -81.559643.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.