Traffic stop nets 200 pounds of marijuana, arrest in Preble County

OSP seized 200 pounds of marijuana in a Preble County traffic stop. (Photo: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

EATON, Ohio (WDTN) – A California woman is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers found a large amount of marijuana in her vehicle.

OSP says they stopped a Ford pickup truck for impeding traffic on I-70 in Preble County on November 22 around 3:00 p.m.

Troopers became suspicious by what they call “criminal indicators” and a drug-sniffing dog was called to the scene. The canine alerted troopers there was contraband in the truck and a search was conducted.

OSP says they found 200 pounds of marijuana inside the truck worth approximately $1 million.

The driver, Nancy Jean Thompson, 62, of Groveland, California, was charged with possession of drugs.

If convicted, she could face up to 8 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine. 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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