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  For Immediate Release: November 24, 2015
Contact: Lt. Michael D. Combs (216) 265-1677

Troopers seize 90 pounds of marijuana in Lorain County traffic stop


ELYRIA – A Connecticut man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 90 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $450,000 following a traffic stop in Lorain County.

Troopers stopped a 2002 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck, with Oregon registration, for a moving violation on Interstate 80, near milepost 135, at 3:24 p.m., on November 23. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Terry L. Ward, 51, of Wolcott, Conn., was incarcerated in the Lorain 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 www.statepatrol.ohio.gov


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