EATON – A California woman is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 200 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $1 million following a traffic stop in Preble County.
On November 22, 2016, at 2:56 p.m., troopers stopped a 2005 Ford F-250 pick-up truck, with Nevada license plate registration, for impeding traffic on Interstate 70, near milepost 8. Troopers observed criminal indicators and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.
The driver, Nancy Jean Thompson, 62, of Groveland, Calif., was charged with possession of drugs, a second-degree felony
If convicted, she could face up to 8 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.
A photo of the seized contraband is available for download on the Patrol’s website at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov