From wire and staff reports
Federal authorities have found $1.6 million in cash buried at a Huron County farm after receiving a tip that drug money was hidden there.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Dave DeVillers says the money was in seven metal ammunition boxes. He declined to specify the location of the farm. The boxes held various denominations, including $20, $50 and $100 bills.
The money is believed to be from a drug ring that took in $10 million from the sale of marijuana in central Ohio this year and in 2007.
Fifteen people have been indicted in the ring, and authorities previously confiscated more than $4 million, 80 firearms and marijuana valued at $2.5 million.
Sgt. Mike Cooksey of the Huron County Sheriff's office said his department's detectives beleived the find was connected to drug indictments in neighboring Lorain County, but federal authorities had not informed Huron County of the find.