AKRON, Ohio (WJW)– The Ohio State Highway Patrol seized about $1 million worth of marijuana during a traffic stop in Summit County on Wednesday.
Troopers said they stopped a rental truck for a marked lane violation on the Ohio Turnpike. While speaking with the driver, troopers said they noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the truck.
During a search, they found two shipping crates containing 27 cardboard boxes with vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana, according to the patrol.
The driver, a Colorado woman, was taken to the Summit County Jail on charges of possession and trafficking in drugs. If convicted, she faces up to 16 years in prison.