Ohio Highway Patrol troopers seized 907 pounds of marijuana, worth over Four Million Dollars along with $13,908 in cash they believe was proceeds from drug sales during two traffic stops Wednesday in Wood County.
A trooper on the Ohio Turnpike saw a Subaru Outback following too closely behind a motorhome, which was in-turn following the vehicle in front of it too closely. The trooper stopped the Subaru and noticed the odor of raw marijuana. He also saw marijuana on the driver’s pants. A probable cause search of the vehicle turned up $9,720 in bundles of cash.
Troopers then learned that the Subaru and the motorhome were traveling together. They found the motorhome in a service plaza and searched it after also smelling marijuana there. That search turned up 907 pounds of pot and another $4,188 in cash.
One man, who cops found out was a known drug violator from Rochester, New York, fled the motorhome with his 7 year old son. He is said to be turning himself in later today.
Frankie Layz and William Luciano JR of Rochester, along with Jimmy Pross JR of Charlotte, NC; Justin Gould of Rochester; and Jose Manzanares of Houston, Texas were all arrested and locked up in the Wood County Jail on felony drug charges.