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Troopers bust two for drugs on Ohio Turnpike

Sandusky Register Staff • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

At 3:55 p.m., troopers stopped a 2010 Hyundai Accent with a Maryland registration for a marked lane violation. During the stop, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana in the vehicle and initiated a search, resulting in the seizure of a pound of high-grade marijuana worth $7,500.

Troopers charged the driver, Eric Campbell, 35, of Owen Hills, Md., with possession of marijuana and aggravated drug trafficking. He was booked into the Lorain County jail and faces up to two years in prison if convicted.

Later, at 5:51 p.m., troopers stopped a 2003 Chevy Silverado with Pennsylvania registration for a marked lane violation. Troopers saw marijuana residue on the floor of the truck while speaking with the driver, Zollie M. Talley, 66, of New Castle, Pa.

Troopers conducted a search and found five ounces of crack cocaine worth more than $15,000. Talley was booked into the Lorain County jail on charges of possession of crack cocaine and aggravated drug trafficking. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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