Almost 50 lbs of pot seized from car in Zanesville

The seizure happened in Zanesville, in Muskingum County, on Friday

zanesville ohio drug seizure

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – A Maryland man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized more than 45 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $281,486, following a traffic stop in Muskingum County Friday.

Troopers stopped a car with an Oregon license plate for a failure to obey a traffic control device on Interstate 70 at 10:40 a.m., on Friday, according to a press release. Police observed some kind of behavior in the car that made them suspect criminal activity, although the release did not specify what behavior. A Zanesville Police Department drug-sniffing dog seemed to indicate that drugs were in the vehicle, and police initiated a probable cause search and found the marijuana.

Police arrested the driver, Clifton Futch, 29, of Belcamp, Maryland, and charged him with trafficking in drugs, a first-degree felony.

If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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