Anthony Nunez arrested with 97 lbs of marijuana

An Arizona man is scheduled to appear in the Preble County Court today after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers recovered nearly $1 million worth of marijuana on Interstate 70 east of the Indiana state line in Preble County yesterday. Troopers said Anthony Nunes, 35, of Phoenix, was charged with possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony.

Troopers said at 1:12 p.m. Sunday, Nunes was stopped near milepost 13 in a rented 2000 Chrysler Sebring, for a following too close violation. A drug detecting canine was summoned to the scene and alerted to the vehicle. During a search, troopers found five packaged bricks of marijuana, weighing approximately 97 pounds, under a blanket in the trunk.

Nunes was incarcerated at the Preble County Jail. If convicted of the second-degree felony, he could face up to eight years in prison, and a maximum $15,000 fine.

Source: Ohio State Police

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