|OSP stop on Turnpike nets $2 million in cocaine, heroin|
|Written by Sentinel Staff|
|Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:33|
PERRYSBURG – Two men from California are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 42 pounds of cocaine and two pounds of black tar heroin, worth $2,072,000 following a traffic stop Monday.
Troopers stopped a 2010 Freightliner tractor-trailer, with California registration, for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 80 eastbound, near milepost 72, at 1:21 p.m.
Criminal indicators were observed and a drug-sniffing canine was alerted to the commercial vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband concealed in the cab of the truck.
The driver, Bobby D. Robinson II, 24, of Carson, Calif., and passenger, Christopher Bustamante, 31, of Montebello, Calif., were incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine and heroin, all first-degree felonies; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.
If convicted, each man could face up to 41 years in prison and up to a $82,500 fine.
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