Troopers Seize $11,800 Worth of Cocaine and Marijuana in Jackson County

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a West Virginia man after a traffic stop in Jackson County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 118 grams of cocaine and 60 grams of marijuana worth approximately $11,800.

On February 13, at 6:04 p.m., troopers stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer with West Virginia registration for a marked lanes violation on U.S. 35. While interacting with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Phillip O. Calhoun, 66, Oak Hill, W.Va., was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail and charged with possession of cocaine and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies, and possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor.

If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

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