COLUMBUS (WOWK) – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers recently filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man for possessing almost $12,000 worth of drugs.
Troopers arrested Phillip O. Calhoun, 66, of Oak Hill after they seized 118 grams of cocaine and 60 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop. Officials charged Calhoun with possession of cocaine and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies, and possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor.
At approximately 6 p.m., on Feb. 13, troopers stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer with West Virginia registration for a marked lanes violation on U.S. Highway 35, according to police. While interacting with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle and conducted a probably cause search.
Calhoun is being held in the Jackson County Jail. If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.
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