COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – An obstructed license plate is what first caught the attention of Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers while patrolling a section of interstate 70 on Monday. Then, the vehicle started speeding.
Troopers stopped the 2004 Ford Explorer, which had Michigan plates, at about 10:46 a.m. in Madison County. They saw in plain view a small amount of marijuana in the center of the console, so they decided to search the vehicle.
Six pounds of marijuana with a value of about $30,000 was found hidden in the SUV.
Aubrey Barned, 26, of Romulus, Mich. was arrested and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana. He is being held in the Multi-County Jail in Marion, Ohio.