ROOTSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A man from Texas was arrested over the weekend when police found 45 pounds of marijuana in his truck during a traffic stop on State Route 76 in Rootstown Township, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said the man, 34-year-old Andrew Lefaive, of Royse City, Texas, was headed to Youngstown on Saturday when he was pulled over.
During the traffic stop, deputies found a large amount of cash in the vehicle. A further search revealed marijuana packaged in vacuum-sealed bags in the truck's bed, authorities said.
Lefaive refused to cooperate and answer questions, authorities said. He was taken into custody on a charge of trafficking in marijuana, a second-degree felony. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
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