Rental truck driver buys herself a heap of trouble when stopped with 340 kilograms of weed

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Troopers with Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) found a little something extra — 340 kilograms of weed worth $1.3 million — when they stopped a Penske rental truck with Virginia registration for a marked lanes violation. At about 12:22 p.m. on Jan. 19, the troopers ordered the vehicle stopped while on the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County, notes a statement issued Friday by the OSHP . As they spoke to the driver, a woman from Colorado, they detected the smell of marijuana emanating from the truck. Vehicle hauling large amount of cannabis literally goes up in smoke Dear doofus drug dealers: Stop acting suspiciously around white vans A veteran firefighter attempts to smuggle over 150 pounds of cannabis into the U.S., but eventually gets tripped up by lies A probable cause search was carried out. The search revealed two wooden shipping crates with 27 cardboard boxes, labeled large and bearing the Lowe’s brand name, that were filled with vacuum-sealed packages of weed weighing 750 pounds (340 kg) and worth slightly upwards of US$1 million ($1.3 million). Tiffany Ross, 42, was taken to a local jail and charged with possession and drug trafficking. According to a blog from Super Lawyers , possessing 40,000 grams or more of cannabis — the woman had almost nine times that amount — results in a second-degree felony charge with fines ranging from US$10,000 to US$20,000 ($12,700 to $25,400), incarceration of at least eight years or both. Trafficking that amount carries the same penalties, adds Criminal Defence Lawyer . Sgt. Ray Santiago, a public information officer for the OSHP, said it’s important to make these seizures before drugs get into communities and are split into smaller that become more difficult for police to find, reports the Akron Beacon Herald . When hauling a big load, a…

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