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      Ohio Troopers seize $2.4 million in cocaine

      OSHP seize over 2 million dollars worth of cocaine during single traffic stop / Ohio State Highway Patrol

      Two California men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Troopers discovered millions of dollars in cocaine during a traffic stop on Thursday morning.

      The men were pulled over on the Ohio Turnpike in Maumee and were allegedly caught with 24 kilos of cocaine. The seizure has a street value of around $2.4 million.

      Troopers stopped the pair in a 2006 Volvo XC90, with Washington registration, eastbound on the Turnpike near milepost 59. The driver, 25-year-old Robert Nevarez and passenger, 21-year-old Vicente Quezada Jr. have both been charged with drug abuse and trafficking in drugs.

      The charges are both first-degree felonies. The men are also accused of being in possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

      The men are being held at the Lucas County Jail and if convicted could spend as much as 20 years behind bars.

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