LONDON, Ohio (WJW)– The Ohio State Highway Patrol seized 11 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop in Madison County last week.
Troopers stopped a car with Utah license plates on Interstate 70 for speeding on Aug. 6. According to the highway patrol, a drug-sniffing dog alerted troopers to the vehicle, prompting a probable cause search.
The patrol said troopers found the cocaine, valued at $125,000, in a hidden compartment behind the rear passenger seat.
Oscar M. Martinez-Gomez, 23, of West Valley, Utah, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison.