Two men from D.C. arrested with 3 kilos of cocaine in their U-Haul truck Preble County, Ohio

Two Washington D.C. men are scheduled to appear in the Preble County Court today after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers recovered $300,000 worth of cocaine on Interstate 70 eastbound near milepost 13 on Sunday. Troopers saidMichael I. Bolden, 45, was charged with drug trafficking, a first-degree felony, andCharles E. Jones, 46, was charged with drug trafficking, a first-degree felony, and possession of cocaine, a fourth-degree felony.

Troopers said at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a U-Haul truck driven by Bolden was stopped for several traffic violations. A drug-detecting canine was on scene and alerted to the truck. A probable cause search revealed three kilograms of cocaine in a box in the cargo area of the truck.

Bolden and Jones were incarcerated at the Preble County Jail. If Bolden is convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison, and up to a $20,000 fine. If Jones is convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison, and up to a $20,000 fine for the first-degree felony, and an additional 18 months and $5,000 fine for the fourth-degree felony.

Source: Ohio State Police

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