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Troopers seize crack cocaine, marijuana in two traffic stops

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SOURCE: Ohio State Highway Patrol SOURCE: Ohio State Highway Patrol
LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

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

Just before 4 p.m.,  troopers stopped a 2010 Hyundai Accent with Maryland registration for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike. 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, troopers stopped a 2003 Chevy Silverado with Pennsylvania registration for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike. 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.

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