FINDLAY State Highway Patrol troopers seized half a pound of hydroponic marijuana, worth about $5,000, following a traffic stop in Hancock County, according to a release.
Troopers stopped a 2012 Ford Fusion for a turn signal violation on Interstate 75 and US 68 at 2:20 a.m. Thursday. Troopers observed criminal indicators, and a Hancock County drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the marijuana located in the vehicle's trunk, concealed inside a light fixture box. Troopers also located drug paraphernalia and prescription pills, according to the release.
The driver, Satin Dm Hammonds, 28, of Columbus, was incarcerated in Hancock County Justice Center and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule II substance, both fifth-degree felonies.
If convicted, he could face up to two years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine, the release states.