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OSP: $1 million dollar pot stash found in pickup truck

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Plastic tarps and duct tape couldn't hide 200 pounds of marijuana from state troopers and a drug sniffing dog.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a 62-year-old California woman is facing felony drug charges after troopers seized the marijuana, worth approximately $1 million following a traffic stop in Preble County.

The patrol pulled over a pickup truck being driven by Nancy Jean Thompson, 62, of Groveland, California for allegedly impeding traffic along Interstate 70 in Preble County last week.

Troopers say they suspected a possible criminal violation and brought in a drug-sniffing canine who found the pot in wrapped up in plastic and tape in the bed of the truck.

Thompson was charged with possession of drugs, which could bring up to 8 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine if she is convicted.

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