2 Carbondale men arrested in Ohio; 123 pounds of pot seized
Two men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 123 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $615,000 following a traffic stop about 25 miles west of Columbus.
Troopers at 9:26 a.m. Jan. 13 stopped a 2014 Subaru station wagon with Colorado registration for a following too closely violation on Interstate 70.
An Ohio State Patrol news release said “criminal indicators were observed,” and a patrol drug-sniffing dog indicated that the vehicle was carrying drugs. Officers searched the car and found the marijuana.
The driver, Kelly Harding, 47, and passenger, Craig Voigt, 46, both from Carbondale, were jailed in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both second-degree felonies, according to a state patrol news release. The release said that if convicted, each could face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.
The jail information line Thursday evening said the men remained incarcerated but said the charges against them were merely possession of marijuana.
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