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.

 

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