New Cumberland Man, Woman Allegedly Tried to Hide $3,750 Worth of Marijuana in Bag of Dog Food
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NEW CUMBERLAND -
A New Cumberland, West Virginia man and woman are facing drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol officers allegedly discovered $3,750 worth of high-grade marijuana in their vehicle.
Troopers report they stopped a 2003 Dodge Caravan, with West Virginia registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike eastbound, in Lorain County on Wednesday. While speaking with the occupants, a patrol drug-sniffing canine was alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search then revealed 1.5 pounds of high grade marijuana inside two vacuum sealed bags contained within a dog food bag in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.
The marijuana has an approximate street value of $3,750. The suspects, Heather Zema, 33, and Jeffrey Taylor, 32, were incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony, and trafficking marijuana, a fourth-degree felony.