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Troopers seize 71 pounds of pot, 26 pounds of hash on Ohio Turnpike

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An Ohio man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say the found him driving a car that was carrying more than $1 million worth of pot and hash.

Troopers stopped the car last week for improperly changing lanes last week along the Ohio Turnpike in Boston Township, Summit County.

After a drug-sniffing canine indicated to troopers that there may be drugs in the car, a search was conducted.

The search turned up 71 pounds of marijuana, 26 pounds of solid hashish and 8 pounds of liquid hash.

The driver, Pierce J. Roberts, 30, of Ottaway Hills was booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of possession and trafficking in marijuana, hashish and liquid hash, all second-degree felonies.

If convicted, he could face up to 48 years in prison and up to a $90,000 fine, according to the patrol.

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