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Troopers find mushrooms, LSD, nitrous, cocaine, marijuana during traffic stop in Madison Co.

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 17:29:12-04

State troopers found a veritable smorgasbord of narcotics after stopping a driver from New Mexico in Madison County Monday.

Troopers stopped an SUV with a New Mexico registration for a speed violation on Interstate 70, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. While interacting with the driver, troopers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Police said a probable cause search revealed three pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, 144 doses of LSD, 450 doses of nitrous oxide, one ounce of cocaine and 70 grams of marijuana. The drugs were valued at about $40,000.

The driver, 30-year-old Patrick Miller, of Albuquerque, was incarcerated in the Tri-County Jail and charged with possession of drugs, a first-degree felony, authorities said. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.