Troopers discover 30 pounds of marijuana wrapped as Christmas gifts

Seized hydroponic marijuana worth estimated $192,000.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Dec 15, 2012

\A Wisconsin man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 30 pounds of hydroponic marijuana, worth an estimated $192,000 following a traffic stop in Lorain County.

Troopers stopped a 2005 BMW X3 SUV, with Illinois registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 139, at 10:49 a.m. Thursday.  Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 30 pounds of hydroponic marijuana concealed as wrapped Christmas gifts.

The driver, Armando F. Flores Deleon, 33, of Madison, Wis., was incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Yesterday troopers also seized 353 pounds of hydroponic marijuana in Erie County. More info from this seizure can be found by clicking HERE. Drug violations are up significantly this year. Through Dec. 10 the Patrol has made 1,423 more drug arrests than during the same time period in 2011.

Comments

Estrella Damm

Up on the rooftop.

slimwhite2000

I am so glad to see more of that disgusting mind altering gateway drug off the streets.. and this particular criminal is one of the worst. He was planning to give it away as christmas gifts with the intentions of geting someone hooked.. what a monster

Buckeye_Nation

really do you actually believe what you just typed, if you do, i feel sorry for you, marijuana is not a gateway drug, you are more likely to try other things when you are drunk and cant make a coherent decision, if anything alcohol should be illegal not marijuana, do some research other than listening to and believing some 70 yr old laws made by some uptight morons

BaileyOriginally

I agree...what a tiny little mind

slimwhite2000

I am so glad to see more of that disgusting mind altering gateway drug off the streets.. and this particular criminal is one of the worst. He was planning to give it away as christmas gifts with the intentions of geting someone hooked.. what a monster

feedthetrolls

at least put a "lol" after all that. people will think your serious.

Ellis dee

You have problems dude. Slim that is

former local

No kidding, it is NOT a "gateway" drug.

TheGravyWhisperer

...right you are, former local, the farthest I ever got to the gate was to stumble into an easy chair between two speakers...

matt882

What kind of criminal indicators were observed?

Wow1

Fast food bags and eye drops lol

2008HD

good job O.S.P..

Wow1

You think they would have pulled him over if the presents were in a big sack and the BMW was red?? Hohoho

slimwhite2000

I have children in this town and if the drugs continue to roll in that weakens there odds of never running into them......I am about 2months from a large paycheck and I'm donating many many wifi cameras to be placed all over town including in known drug areas and suspected dealers homes on public poles and even "party" houses each camera has its own ip address. For my future employees to babysit for 8.50 an hour with a "bust" bonus.. this small business I'm starting is estimated to bring a minimal 400 jobs at the start and is sure to grow....

slimwhite2000

I have children in this town and if the drugs continue to roll in that weakens there odds of never running into them......I am about 2months from a large paycheck and I'm donating many many wifi cameras to be placed all over town including in known drug areas and suspected dealers homes on public poles and even "party" houses each camera has its own ip address. For my future employees to babysit for 8.50 an hour with a "bust" bonus.. this small business I'm starting is estimated to bring a minimal 400 jobs at the start and is sure to grow....

luvblues2

You are going to run an IT sting operation and you don't have a clue as how to not double post and not tell everyone about it? YGBFSM.

Contango

@ slimwhite2000:

Better save some money for the defense atty fees for the Fourth Amend. lawsuits which will undoubtedly be forthcoming.

People tend to sue people with money - deep pocket theory.

richrs

and you think that the dealers are just going to let you do this? Better take some of that money and buy a flak vest and a helmet, cause you're gonna need it.

BaileyOriginally

You have children, you say? I'd be willing to bet, from your tight, closed minded approach, that someday your kids will rebel. Sit up there on your perch and continue to tsk tsk everyone else.

BrendanandBryce

Here comes the pot heads!!!! Dude.... pot should be legal..... dude we could tax it and all our schools would be fixed.... dude we could.... uggghhh forgot the third one

Wow1

I know it's not a laughing matter, but this made me chuckle. Youmay be on to something

Dr. Information

@brend....totally agree. A recent study by Yale suggest that like alcohol....MJ is a gateway drug. Anything you smoke is not good for you and you can't argue that. These potheads act like there is nothing wrong w smoking MJ. Lol.

Contango

@ Dr. Information:

As a so-called “gateway drug,” a much better correlation can be made for tobacco.

Regardless, correlation does not equal causality.

Prohibition has been an expensive failure. Unfortunately, too much money is being made by the corrupt drug-government complex so it must remain illegal.

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swiss cheese kat

@ Dr. Information:


You don't have to smoke pot to feel the effects and last time I checked, eating was a good thing. Chronic chocolate chip cookies are delicious.

Brock Lee

did one of them gifts have my name on it thats what i ask santa for lol

slimwhite2000

I'm sorry you feel that way brock sucker er lee. Who ever you're a drug addict and ill beat your ass stoner

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mikeylikesit

damn slim..

TheGravyWhisperer

...perhaps a seratonin product for the slimster...

Mad Man Ha

Look out! We got a bada$$ over here. Just because a person enjoys a toke doesn't make them a drug addict. Silly little boy/girl.

buckeye15

"This aggression will not stand, man."....The Dude.

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