$340,000 in cocaine found by Ohio State Highway Patrol

$340,000 in cocaine found by Ohio State Highway Patrol

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A woman is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized eight pounds of cocaine, worth about $340,000 following a traffic stop in Summit County.

On Oct.10, troopers stopped a 2008 Chrysler 300, with West Virginia registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike, near milepost 176, at 3:59 p.m.

Troopers said they saw marijuana shake in the car and a probable cause search revealed more than eight pounds of cocaine in the trunk.

The driver, Tanecia R. Richardson, 31, of Morgantown, W. Va., was taken to Summit County Jail and charged with aggravated possession and aggravated trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies.

If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

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