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.