Troopers seize crack cocaine and marijuana during two traffic stops

Traffic stops happen within a mile and two-hours of each other.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jan 30, 2013

 

Two traffic stops Monday in Lorain County – within a mile and two-hours of each other – yielded crack cocaine and marijuana.

At 3:55 p.m. troopers stopped a 2010 Hyundai Accent, with Maryland registration, for a marked lanes violation, on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 133. During interaction with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana. A probable cause search revealed a pound of high-grade marijuana, worth $7,500.
                                                                                                                                                            
The driver, Eric Campbell, 35, of Owen Hills, Md., was incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, and aggravated drug trafficking, both fifth-degree felonies. If convicted he could face up to two years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

Roughly two hours later, at 5:51 p.m. troopers stopped a 2003 Chevy Silverado, with Pennsylvania registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 134. During interaction with the driver, troopers observed marijuana residue in plain view throughout the floor of the vehicle. Subsequently the driver was found to be driving under suspension. A probable cause search revealed five ounces of crack cocaine, worth more than $15,000.

The driver, Zollie M. Talley, 66, of New Castle, Pa., was incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail and charged with possession of crack cocaine and aggravated drug trafficking, both first-degree felonies. If convicted he could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

Comments

HS Sports Fan

If someone is traveling with drugs on the turnpike why wouldn't they exit on Rt.57 in Elyria and then take Rt.2 and get back on the turnpike on Rt.4 in Sandusky or vis versa? Seems like a simple way to avoid getting busted. And they spotted marijuana residue on the floor of the truck, WOW! what an eye! I'm telling ya the police should get rid of their dogs and carry a trooper in the back seat.

Brock Lee

note to self take a bus

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OhioFreebyrd

More like "what a lie" if ya ask me. Marijuana residue on the floor, give me a fu@#ing break.