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OSHP seizes 20 pounds of suspected weed during traffic stop



Published: Tue, June 28, 2011 @ 1:40 p.m.

MEDINA, Ohio —Two women face felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 20 pounds of suspected marijuana, valued at more than $45,000, during a traffic stop Monday in Medina County.

Troopers stopped a 2011 Ford Fusion, with Arizona registration, for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 71, at 1:21 p.m. Criminal indicators were observed and a patrol drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle. A probable-cause search revealed 20 pounds of the suspected drug.

The driver, Rachel Cuevas, 38, of Glendale, Ariz., and passenger, Carol Solomon, 26, of Cleveland, were charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony.

Both suspects were placed in the Medina County Jail. If convicted, both could face up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.


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