FINDLAY – A Kentucky man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized approximately two pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $4,500, following a traffic stop in Hancock County.
Troopers stopped a 2008 Mitsubishi Laser, bearing Kentucky registration, for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 75 near milepost 157, at 4:10 a.m. on September 20. Troopers observed criminal indicators and a Hancock County drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed two bags of marijuana in the vehicle's trunk.
The driver, Justin Jones, 21, of Burlington, KY., was incarcerated at the Hancock County Justice Center and charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony.
If convicted, he could face up to 12 months in prison and up to a $2,500 fine.