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Troopers seize counterfeit merchandise on the Ohio Turnpike

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Mar 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM

A New York man is facing felony charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 1,705 counterfeit items during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike.

Troopers stopped a 2008 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van for an improper lane change on the Ohio Turnpike in Mahoning County at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday. The driver was found to have two active felony warrants for counterfeit simulation and trademark counterfeiting. The driver was taken into custody and an administrative inventory of the van revealed 252 counterfeit purses, 55 counterfeit pocket books, 80 pairs of counterfeit Dr. Dre Beats headphones, 204 bottles of counterfeit perfume, 292 counterfeit t-shirts and sweatshirts, 240 counterfeit hats, and 582 pairs of counterfeit sunglasses.        


The driver, Man Zhang, 30, of Woodside, N.Y., was incarcerated in the Mahoning County Jail and charged with trademark counterfeiting and criminal simulation, both fourth-degree felonies. He was also held on the two active warrants.

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