15 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop in Madison; Brian Walters of Geneva arrested

MADISON, Ohio - Troopers confiscated 15 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Lake County last week.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol pulled a Volkswagen Jetta over on State Route 528 in Madison just after 11 a.m. on Friday for a marked lane violation.

According to the patrol, "criminal indicators" were observed by the troopers and a drug dog alerted to drugs in the car.

Troopers said a search turned up a garbage bag in the trunk containing 15 resealable bags of marijuana.

The OSHP arrested the driver, 41-year-old Brian Walters of Geneva. He was charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana.

Walters, if convicted, could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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