Ohio Traffic Stop Results in 651 Pound Marijuana Bust

Ohio Traffic Stop Results in 651 Pound Marijuana Bust

On the morning of Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped out with 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe along State Route 32 eastbound in Clermont County for violations of speeding and following too close.

In the course of the stop, a canine sniff yielded a positive alert for the presence of narcotics within the vehicle. Based upon this probable cause, troopers conducted a search of the Tahoe and located 651 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the vehicle. The estimated street value of this find is close to $3 million.

The Tahoe’s driver, a 33-year-old Gallipolis resident by the name of Jermaine Jackson, was taken into custody for second degree felony charges of possession and trafficking in marijuana. Convictions for these offenses could result in as many as 16 years in prison and a fine of $30,000.

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