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Troopers seize 72 pounds of marijuana

• Updated Jan 29, 2018 at 11:18 PM

MAUMEE — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Mexico man after a traffic stop in Lucas County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 72 pounds of marijuana valued at about $168,120.

At at 12:41 p.m. Jan. 24, troopers stopped a 2012 Chevy Malibu with Tennessee registration for a following too close violation on Interstate 80 near milepost 56. The driver did not have a valid driver license. An administrative inventory of the vehicle revealed the contraband.

The suspect, Abraham Valdovinos-Lopez, 32, of Guadalajara, Mexico, was incarcerated in the Lucas County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both second-degree felonies.

If convicted, he could face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.

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