Troopers find 22 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop on Ohio Turnpike

Posted at 3:34 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 15:34:04-04

The Ohio State Highway Patrol seized 22 pounds of marijuana on the Ohio Turnpike on Friday. 

Troopers say they stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Impala for a turn signal violation on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. When troopers approached the vehicle, they say the smelled "an odor of raw marijuana."

Authorities found 22 pounds of high grad marijuana in the vehicle. They also discovered miscellaneous prescription pills and personal use of marijuana.

All the items confiscated have a total street value of $60,000.

The driver, Aaron Douglas Chan Wong, 39, and his passenger, Joshua Houston, 37, are being held in the Summit County Jail. Both were charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, third-degree felonies.