Troopers bust man with 186 lbs. of pot on Ohio Turnpike

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized a veritable mountain of marijuana from a self-proclaimed hurricane relief worker Tuesday on the Ohio Turnpike.
Emil Whitis
Nov 8, 2012

Christopher Glisson, 33, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was charged with felony possession of marijuana and aggravated trafficking in marijuana.

Troopers stopped Glisson's 2007 Chevy Express van at about noon, after spotting it  tailgating a pickup in the eastbound lane.

When Trooper Chris Beyer walked up to the vehicle, Glisson had a story ready, troopers said.  

“He said he was going to the East Coast to help with hurricane relief,” Beyer said. “He couldn’t tell me anything about what he was going to do when he got there.”

Suspicious, Beyer led police dog Rio to the van to sniff things out. The dog immediately indicated there were drugs in the vehicle.  

Beyer returned to Glisson and gave him a chance to fess up.  

“He said, ‘Well, I do have some medical marijuana,’” Beyer said.

Glisson pulled out his California-issued medicinal marijuana card and flashed it to Beyer, who told him the card was meaningless in Ohio.

Beyer then turned his attention to the van.

Inside he found 123 bags of marijuana stuffed in seven boxes. All told, the mound of marijuana weighed about 186 pounds.

“He had a little more than what would be considered personal use,” Beyer said.

During the ensuing arrest, Beyer also found $1,275 in Glisson’s pockets.

“A traffic stop can be for anything, but once you start talking to them is where you get an idea of what’s going on,” Beyer said. “This guy’s story just didn’t make any sense.”

Late Tuesday, Glisson was still in the Erie County jail without bond.

His pile of marijuana, worth about $744,000 on the street, was being held by troopers.

Comments

2cents

Is that the kind of pot that makes you think you can sing?

Unassumer

Don't know but there's gonna be some unhappy people somewhere when this stuff don't show up.

2cents

Colorado!
LMAO

wiredmama222

or Washington

lifetimeresident

The troopers should sell it to California at half price and put it in their general fund for the schools in Milan.

JERRY from SANDUSKY

JUST LEGALIZE IT AND REAP THE TAX BENIFITS

WE ARE 40 STATES AWAY FROM THIS STUPID STATE TO GET THE MESSAGE

AGREE OR DISAGREE

INCASE YOU DONT KNOW IT ALCOHOL IS WORSE...........

FlyBoy86

Even if all the states do legalize Marijuana, it's still a crime to posses it under the Controlled Substance Act.

doratheexplorer

Agree

God Of Thunder

Neve ceases to amaze me how these nitwit drug runners are the ones driving like maniacs.. People texting and driving, and driving with their tiny little stupid dogs in their laps, drive bad enough.. If someone is hauling damn near 200 lbs of pot, then they should have sense enough to drive like a driving instructor so they don't bring attention to themselves.. Then again, if you are driving around with all of those drugs, I guess you don't have any sense..

kURTje

Make it legal

Darwin's choice

He was headed to the white house, "go choom gang" !!