Troopers in Toledo nab three in $1.2M pot bust
Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:53:58 GMT —
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized marijuana valued at over $1.2 million during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike Thursday afternoon.
Richard H. Weaver, 34, of Elmsford, NY; Savid A Valentini, 33, of Naples, FL; and Robert P. Weaver, 26, of Toms River, NJ all face second-degree felony charges of trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana. Troopers pulled over the group's 2007 Gulfstream motor home for marked lane violations near the Ohio Turnpike's milepost 57 around 1:00 p.m. Thursday.
The motor home had Pennsylvania registration and 238 pounds of hydroponic marijuana inside. Troopers say the drugs are valued at more than $1.2 million.
The suspects have been booked into the Lucas County Jail. If convicted, each faces up to 16 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.