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)
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.

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