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Troopers seize $75,000 worth of marijuana

• Updated Feb 10, 2019 at 9:46 PM

COLUMBUS — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Florida man after a traffic stop in Summit County.

During the traffic stop, troopers seized 25 pounds of marijuana worth about $75,000.

At about 3:48 p.m. Jan. 23, troopers stopped a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 with Ohio registration for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The suspect, Sean Jimenez, 26, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., was incarcerated in the Summit County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies.

If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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