Troopers seize cocaine in traffic stop

OSHP troopers say they seized $8,700 in cocaine during a traffic stop. (Photo: Ohio State Highway Patrol)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Monday troopers seized nearly $9000 in cocaine on New Year’s Eve.

Danjuma L. Marshall (Photo: Ohio Department of Corrections)
Danjuma L. Marshall (Photo: Ohio Department of Corrections)

According to the OSHP. Troopers stopped a car on U.S. 35 in Gallia County around 7:30 p.m. on December 31 for equipment and lane violations.

Troopers say during the stop they could smell raw marijuana coming from the vehicle and search was conducted.

The search revealed a bag containing cocaine valued at $,8700.

The driver, Danjuma Marshall, 36, of Columbus was arrested on charges of possession and trafficking in cocaine.

Ohio Department of Corrections records show Marshall was released from prison in November 2016 for a conviction in 2009 for drug trafficking. 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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