DEERCREEK TOWNSHIP – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Minnesota man after a traffic stop in Madison County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 92 pounds of marijuana, which is valued at approximately $460,000.
On December 5, 2017, at 10:31 a.m., troopers stopped a 2011 Ford Taurus with Oklahoma registration for an unsafe lane change violation on Interstate 70 near milepost 76. Criminal indicators were observed and troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.
The suspect, Whisky Vang, 27, of Minneapolis, was incarcerated in the Tri-County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony.
If convicted, he could face up to eight 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