ELYRIA, Ohio - A Pennsylvania man was allegedly caught with hydroponic marijuana, solid and oil marijuana hash worth approximately $38,000 during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike.
Troopers said they stopped a 1999 Buick with Pennsylvania registration for a marked lanes violation near milepost 133 in Lorain County at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday. Criminal indicators were noticed and a drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle.
A probable cause search revealed eight pounds of hydroponic marijuana, a pound of oil marijuana hash, and 140 grams of solid marijuana hash.
The driver, James Rabuck, 42, of Middletown, Pa., was sent to the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of liquid marijuana hash, a second-degree felony, possession of marijuana and solid marijuana hash and aggravated trafficking in drugs, all third-degree felonies.
If convicted he could face as many as 23 years in prison and as much as a $45,000 fine.