Ohio State Police make their 2nd largest marijuana seizure in their historyPosted on April 23, 2001
Two men are scheduled to appear in the Preble County Court today after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers recovered nearly three million dollars worth of marijuana on Interstate 70 eastbound, near milepost 7, Saturday. Troopers said Tenny O. Chin, 42 years old, of Jamaica, NY, and Anthony Miller, 38 years old, of Miami, FL, were both charged with drug trafficking, a second-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.
Troopers said the drug seizure was the second largest in the Patrol's history. At 10:44 a.m. Saturday, a tractor-trailer was stopped for following too close and marked lanes violations. A drug-detecting canine was called to the scene and alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 1,300 pounds of marijuana in 19 cardboard boxes amongst boxes of cucumbers and peppers.
Chin and Miller were incarcerated at the Preble County Jail. If they are convicted, they both could face up to nine years in prison, and up to a $17,500 fine.
Source: Ohio State Police