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OSHP troopers seize 7 pounds of pot in Jackson County



Published: Fri, February 8, 2013 @ 3:30 p.m.

JACKSON, Ohio — An Indiana man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized seven pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $32,000 aftere a traffic stop in Jackson County.

Troopers stopped a 2012 Nissan, with Minnesota registration, for a marked-lanes violation on U.S. Route 35 at 11:43 p.m. Thursday. Criminal indicators were observed and a patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable-cause search revealed seven pounds of marijuana located in a backpack in the vehicle’s trunk.

Andrew P. Riggen, 27, of Garrett, Ind., was taken to the Jackson County Jail, and charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.


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