Arizona man arrested on Ohio Turnpike with 221 lbs. of pot

A man from Arizona is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 221 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $1,000,000 following a traffic stop in Lucas County.
Troopers stopped a 2012 Dodge Caravan, with Arizona registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike just after midnight on June 9th. Troopers say they suspected criminal activity and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to drugs in the vehicle. A probable cause search found the marijuana. Troopers says the passenger, 29-year-old Paul Schmitt Tucson, Arizona was arrested and being held at the Lucas Jail. He is 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.

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