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For Immediate Release: September 19, 2014
Contact:  Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

Troopers seize nearly three million worth of marijuana in Clermont County traffic stop


BATAVIA – An Ohio man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 651 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly three million dollars, following a traffic stop in Clermont County.

Troopers stopped a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, with Ohio registration, for speed and following too closely violations on State Route 32 eastbound, near milepost 9, at 9:09 a.m., on September 18.  A Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle and a probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Jermaine Jackson, 33, of Gallipolis was incarcerated in the Clermont County Jail, and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both second-degree felonies.

If convicted, he could face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.

A photo of the seized contraband is available for download on the Patrol’s website at


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