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$29K of suspected marijuana seized during Ohio Turnpike stop

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Dec 19, 2018 at 9:00 PM

TOWNSEND TOWNSHIP – A Virginia man faces felony drug charges in connection with the state Highway Patrol seizing about 10 pounds of marijuana during an Ohio Turnpike traffic stop.

The driver, Thomas R. St. Clair, 34, of Ruther Glen, was charged with possession of marijuana and hashish. If convicted of the third-degree felonies, he faces up to six years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000. 

Troopers made a traffic stop at 4:43 p.m. Dec. 14 in Sandusky County involving a 2018 Kia sedan with a New York registration for following too closely on the Ohio Turnpike.

“During the traffic stop, troopers seized 10 pounds of marijuana and 4 ounces of THC shatter/wax worth approximately $29,348,” Lt. Lawrence Firmi said. “During (the) interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.”

St. Clair then was transported to the Sandusky County Jail. 

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