Two arrested with 83 lbs of marijuana in Ohio

Two out of state men are scheduled to appear in the Lucas County Court today after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers recovered nearly $183,000 worth of marijuana on Ohio Turnpike on Sunday. Troopers said Leonel Alvarez, 26, of Chicago, and Ruben Hernandez, 31, of Novato, California, were both charged with possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony.

Troopers said at 4:38 p.m. Sunday, Alvarez was stopped near milepost 62 in a 1988 Lincoln Mark 7, for a marked lane violation. During a probable cause search, troopers found five bricks of marijuana, weighing approximately 83 pounds, in the trunk.

Both were incarcerated at the Lucas County Jail. If convicted of the second-degree felony, they could face up to eight years in prison, and a maximum $15,000 fine.


Source: Ohio State Police

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