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$6,700 of marijuana recovered in traffic stop

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 10:33:50-04

A 21-year-old Freeport man is facing charges after authorities recovered nearly $7,000 in marijuana during a traffic stop this past weekend.

On May 26, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers pulled over Matthew E. Hettick for speeding.

Police said they noticed a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

Authorities recovered $6,700 of marijuana from the car’s trunk.

Hettick was charged with trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a fifth degree felony.