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Troopers seize 92 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop

• Updated Dec 7, 2017 at 12:16 AM

DEERCREEK TOWNSHIP — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Minnesota man after a traffic stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 92 pounds of marijuana, which is valued at $460,000.

At 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, troopers stopped a 2011 Ford Taurus with Oklahoma registration for an unsafe lane change violation on I-70 near milepost 76. Criminal indicators were observed and troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The suspect, Whisky Vang, 27, of Minneapolis, was incarcerated in the Tri-County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony.

If convicted, he could face up to eight years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.

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