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Troopers find $90,000 worth of cocaine during traffic stop on Ohio Turnpike

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 10:46:54-05

Two Connecticut men have been charged after troopers found two pounds of cocaine in their car during a traffic stop on Wednesday.

The driver, 30-year-old Pedro L. Valle and passenger, 31-year-old Miguel A. Dejesus, were charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine.

It happened on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County.

Authorities pulled over a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu rental car after the driver made a lane change violation. A K9 unit alerted troopers to the drugs. 

The cocaine has a street value of around $90,000, troopers said.

Both men were taken into custody transported to the Summit County Jail.