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.