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OSHP troopers seize 64 pounds of suspected marijuana on Ohio Turnpike

Published: Tue, April 5, 2011 @ 12:24 p.m.

MONTPELIER — A Utah man faces felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 64 pounds of suspected hydroponic marijuana, with a street value of nearly $320,000 during a traffic stop Monday on the Ohio Turnpike in Williams County.

According to a patrol press release, troopers stopped a rented 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis, with Rhode Island registration, for a following too close violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 13, at 10:54 a.m. Monday. Troopers observed criminal indicators and a patrol drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle.

A probable-cause search revealed multiple vacuum-sealed packages of suspected hydroponic marijuana concealed in duffel bags.

Troopers charged the driver, Craig C. Robbins, 64, of Salt Lake City, with possession of marijuana and trafficking of marijuana, both second-degree felonies.

Robbins was incarcerated in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. If convicted, he could face up to 16 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Real Estate was a bit slow . . ..


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2redeye1(5656 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

That's why we need troopers on the turnpike Good Job Guys!!!!

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3AtownParent(565 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Hmmmm, curious as to what the criminal indicators were that caused them to bring in the drug dogs....

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4Morrigan(83 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Seriously, don't these guys (smugglers) watch Cops? Every single time they get caught it's because they did something stupid while driving.

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5mrblue(1175 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Great job officers, Great job.

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6saddad(655 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

No further probable cause beyond that for the stop is required for a dog walk. Believe it or Not

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7walter_sobchak(2713 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Maybe the "criminal indicators" were repeatedly throwing empty Dorito bags out the window.

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8cambridge(4130 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago




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