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OSHP troopers seize cocaine, marijuana at turnpike stops in Lorain County



Published: Tue, January 29, 2013 @ 12:52 p.m.

AMHERST, Ohio — Two traffic stops Monday in Lorain County — within a mile and two-hours of each other — yielded crack cocaine and marijuana.

At 3:55 p.m. troopers stopped a 2010 Hyundai Accent, with Maryland registration, for a marked-lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana. A probable-cause search revealed a pound of high-grade marijuana, worth $7,500.

The driver, Eric Campbell, 35, of Owen Hills, Md., was incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, and aggravated drug trafficking.

Roughly two hours later, at 5:51 p.m. troopers stopped a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, with Pennsylvania registration, for a marked-lanes violation turnpike. During interaction with the driver, troopers observed marijuana residue in plain view throughout the floor of the vehicle. Subsequently, the driver was found to be driving under suspension. A probable-cause search revealed five ounces of crack cocaine, worth more than $15,000.

The driver, Zollie M. Talley, 66, of New Castle, Pa., was incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of crack cocaine, and aggravated drug trafficking.


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