For Immediate Release: June 29, 2012
Contact: Lt. Jon Payer (937) 773-1131
Patrol seizes 20 pounds of marijuana in Shelby County
SIDNEY – A Kentucky man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 20 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $45,000, following a traffic stop in Shelby County.
Troopers stopped a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe for a speed violation and following too closely on Interstate 75, near milepost 102, at 6:42 a.m. today. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the marijuana.
Lance M. Corde, 30 of Maysville, Ky., was incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony.
If convicted, the suspect could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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