What started off as a speeding violation could lead to more serious charges from the Ohio State Highway Patrol for two people passing through the Valley.

According to Sgt. Ray Santiago of OSP, at 10:03 a.m. Troopers stopped a 2017 Toyota Tundra truck with a California license plate on the Ohio Turnpike in Jackson Township, Mahoning County.

While interacting with the occupants of the truck, officers reported detecting an odor of marijuana coming from inside the truck. According to the officers on the scene, the occupants gave conflicting stories regarding their trip, so officers did a probable cause search of the vehicle. 

Officers found 106 pounds of suspected illegal marijuana inside the vehicle, which was seized by the officers.

The suspected substance is being sent for analysis and investigation and all charges are pending the outcome of the report.