A Findlay man has been arrested after marijuana was detected after a traffic stop.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the incident happened on May 21st in Wood County. Troopers first noticed the odor and then uncovered $18,000 worth of marijuana. 25-year-old Brandon Harris was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both are third-degree felonies. If convicted, he could face up to 6 years in prison and $20,000 fine.
Harris is being held in the Wood County Jail.
Press Release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol
COLUMBUS - Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against an Ohio man after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 3 pounds of marijuana worth $18,000.
On May 21, at 12:14 a.m., troopers stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with Ohio registration for a headlight violation on Interstate 75. While interacting with the occupants, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.
The driver, Brandon Harris, 25, of Findlay, was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies.
If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.
A photo of the seized contraband is available for download on the Patrol’s website at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov