For Immediate Release: February 21, 2012
Contact: Lt. William Stidham (419) 422-6477
Troopers seize 100 pounds of Hydroponic Marijuana from Semi Truck
MAUMEE – A truck driver and his passenger are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 100 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, worth an estimated $500,000, following a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike.
Troopers stopped a 2001 Freightliner Commercial Semi Tractor, pulling a Wabash Box Trailer, both with California registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 57, in Lucas County at approximately 10:58 a.m. on February 20. Criminal indicators were observed and a consent search revealed nine large boxes of hydroponic marijuana located in the middle of the trailer, co-mingled with the legitimate load.
The driver, Ming Song Sun, 38, of Oakland, Calif., and the passenger, Jimmy Yat Man Lau, 38, of Alameda, Calif., were both charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana, both second-degree felonies.
The suspects were incarcerated in the Lucas County Jail. If convicted, they could each face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.
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