Traffic stop scores nearly a quarter ton of weed

Deputies show 425 pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop on I-71 in Warren Co., Ohio, Feb. 11, 2104. (Photo/Warren Co. Sheriff's Office)

LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – A traffic stop by Warren County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday turned into a major drug bust.

Deputies Andrew Grossenbaugh and Randy Asencio stopped a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica for a traffic offense on I-71 southbound near the SR 123 interchange at 1:40 a.m.

During the stop the deputies discovered 425 pounds of marijuana in the car.

Gregory Clayton, 31, of Cincinnati, and Jason Rapheal, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y. arrested and are currently being held in the Warren County Jail.

Both are charged with drug trafficking, drug abuse, and possession of criminal tools. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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