Troopers bust Cleveland man with $45,000 of suspected fentanyl pills, 3 guns during Richland County traffic stop
RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cleveland man faces 18 years in prison after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers reportedly found $45,000 of suspected fentanyl pills and three guns in his vehicle during a traffic stop.
Troopers attempted to pull over Rafael Martinez, 38, on Interstate 71 in Richland County for following a vehicle too closely, according to a release.
But Martinez didn’t stop, OSHP said.
Troopers chased his car a short distance before a single-vehicle crash, OSHP said.
Authorities found the pills on the rear floorboard and the weapons, a hand gun and two AR-15 pistols, in a large portable speaker box, according to a release.
This incident occurred around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Martinez is in custody at Richland County Jail.
He’s charged with weapons under disability, possession of drugs and failure to comply, according to a release.
He faces 18 years in prison and a $45,000 fine if convicted.
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