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Ohio troopers find 165 pounds of cocaine worth millions during traffic stop

Posted: 3:33 PM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 19:33:27Z

An Ohio traffic stop led to the arrest of a Canadian man and the recovery of around $6.3 million worth of cocaine on Tuesday morning.

Larbi Benkaddour, 46, of Quebec, was charged with possession and trafficking cocaine.

Just after 11:17 a.m., troopers pulled over a Chrysler 300 with California plates for a lane change violation on the Turnpike in Wood County. Police said that during the traffic stop they observed "criminal indicators" and a K-9 was called to search the vehicle.

Authorities found about 165 pounds of cocaine in the car.

Benkaddour could face up to 20 years in prison and a $40,000 fine if convicted.