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Troopers seize more than $2 million in cocaine and black tar heroin in traffic stop

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Two men from California are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 42 pounds of cocaine and two pounds of black tar heroin, worth $2,072,000, following traffic stop in Wood County.

Troopers stopped a 2010 Freightliner tractor-trailer, with California registration, for a marked lanes violation, on Interstate 80 eastbound, near milepost 72, in Wood County at 1:21 p.m. on September 23. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the commercial vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband concealed in the cab of the truck.

The driver, Bobby D. Robinson II, 24, of Carson, Calif., and passenger, Christopher Bustamante, 31, of Montebello, Calif., were incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine and heroin, all first-degree felonies; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

If convicted each man could face up to 41 years in prison and up to a $82,500 fine.

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