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  For Immediate Release: July 13, 2016
Contact: Lt. Scott Wyckhouse (419) 408-1396

Troopers seize 101 pounds of hydroponic marijuana during Wood County traffic stop


PERRYSBURG TWP. – A California man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 101 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, worth approximately $458,540 following a traffic stop in Wood County.

Troopers stopped a rented 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, with Utah registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 80, near milepost 67, at 9:51 a.m., on July 11. Criminal indicators were observed and a Woodville Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Stanley Pang, 45, from Sacramento, Calif., was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking in drugs, 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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