Summit County traffic stop leads to seizure of $1.06 million worth of drugs

Courtesy: Ohio State Highway Patrol

BOSTON TWP, Ohio (WCMH) — An Ohio man is facing felony charges after a traffic stop led to the seizure of more than a million dollars’ worth of drugs.

On May 8, Ohio State Highway Patrol officers stopped 30-year-old Pierce J. Roberts in Summit County for a marked lanes violation. The highway patrol said that they observed criminal indicators and that a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the vehicle.

Officers searched the vehicle and found 71 pounds of marijuana, 26 pounds of solid hashish and 8 pounds of liquid hash oil. The highway patrol estimates the street value of the drugs at $1.06 million.

Pierce was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, hashish and liquid hash. All of the charges are second-degree felonies.

If Pierce is convicted, he could face up to 48 years behind bars and a $90,000 fine. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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