$1.6 million worth of marijuana seized in Erie Co.

Erie Co. drug bust

The Ohio Highway Patrol is celebrating a major drug bust on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County.

Troopers stopped a dodge pick up truck Thursday morning for following too closely. They smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle.

That's when they uncovered eight large duffle bags with 353 pounds of hydroponic marijuana. The weed is worth more than $1.5 million on the street.

Two men from Seattle and another from Minneapolis were arrested.