That's not mistletoe: Troopers seize pot wrapped as Christmas gifts

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 30 pounds of hydroponic marijuana late last week worth an estimated $192,000.
Sandusky Register Staff
Dec 17, 2012


A Wisconsin man, Armando F. Flores Deleon, 33, is accused of possessing the marijuana, which was concealed as wrapped Christmas presents.

Troopers stopped a 2005 BMW X3 with an Illinois registration for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 139 outside Elyria late Thursday morning. Troopers observed "criminal indicators" and called in a drug-sniffing dog, which alerted to the vehicle.

Breaking with Christmas tradition, the troopers decided to open the wrapped packages early, discovering the bundles of marijuana.

Flores Deleon was charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony, and booked into the Lorain County jail. He faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


joshua206's picture

Awwwww they busted Santa. Somebody is gong to have a lousy Christmas.


Heck, Mr. Obama says that recreational pot smoking is not a priority:

During Prohibition, the manufacture and sale of alcohol was illegal, drinking was not.

HS Sports Fan

Wow! Looks like that infrared equipment or X-Ray scanner at the Toll Booths or whatever their using has worked again. Nice to know while we are driving on the Turnpike they know the contents in ALL our vehicles.

2cents's picture

Do a test, stuff a few boxes full of oregano or something and drive thru the tool booths and see if it works : )


i guess the ohp (and the s r for printing this crap) thinks we are stupid enough to believe that they "discovered" all these drug busts on accident say it like it is you had an informant working off a criminal charge telling everything they know good grief the truth is probably more interesting


It's President Obama, like it or not. Respect? He has earned it!


@ deertracker:

To the point: So are you OK with "Mr." Obama's decision to ignore Federal and International law?

At least I tend not to refer to him as simply "Obama" as you have on occasion. :)

Learn to praise approximation and not to expect perfection as you perceive it.

sandtown born a...

Agreed like him or not respect should be shown. disrespect is taught/shown to our kids then we wonder why they act up and commit crimes a learned behavior


@ sandtown born a...:

Too focused on minutia.

To point: Is it OK with you that "Mr." Obama is flaunting U.S. and International law?

Don S

I wounder how many cars are pulled over on trumped-up violations untill the troopers find their target drug car ???


$400 and ounce? Doesn't that seem a bit expensive? Gold is $1600 and ounce... At that price, it might be in the interest of our federal government to grow and sell marijuana to pull our economy out of the dump.