Eight Pounds of Hydroponic Marijuana Seized in Traffic Stop
A Pennsylvania man faces felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized hydroponic marijuana and solid and oil marijuana hash worth approximately $38,000 during a traffic stop.
Troopers stopped a 1999 Buick, with Pennsylvania registration, for a lanes violation, on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 133, in Lorain County at 4:33 p.m. on March 20. After a drug-sniffing dog was alerted to the vehicle, a search revealed eight pounds of hydroponic marijuana, a pound of oil marijuana hash, and 140 grams of solid marijuana hash.
The driver, James M. Rabuck, 42, of Middletown, Pa., was transported to the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of liquid marijuana hash, a second-degree felony, possession of marijuana and solid marijuana hash and aggravated trafficking in drugs, all third-degree felonies.
If convicted, Rabuck could face up to 23 years in prison and up to a $45,000 fine.