LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio - Troopers seized more than a thousand bottles of counterfeit perfume and cologne totaling thousands of dollars after a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County Monday.
Three Michigan men face felony charges as a result.
Troopers stopped their 2004 Chevrolet 2500 cargo van for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 136, at 11:15 a.m. A drug-sniffing dog helped point the troopers to the vehicle. In performing a probable cause search, troopers found 1,497 bottles of counterfeit perfume and cologne, worth an estimated $75,000.
Ali Sobh, 23, Abraham N. Ajami, 23, and Mohamed A. El-Modailal, 40, all of Dearborn, Mich., were placed in the Lorain County Jail and charged with trademark counterfeiting and criminal simulation, both fourth-degree felonies.
Each man could face up to three years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine if convicted.
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