Troopers bust two for drugs on Ohio Turnpike

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers made two drug busts within hours of each other on the Ohio Turnpike near Amherst on Monday.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 29, 2013

 

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.

Comments

HS Sports Fan

If someone is traveling with drugs on the turnpike why wouldn't they Exit on Rt.57 in Elyria then take Rt.2 and get back on the turnpike on Rt.4 in Sandusky or vis versa? Seems like a simple way to avoid getting busted. And they spotted marijuana residue on the floor of the truck, WOW! what an eye! I'm telling ya the police should get rid of their dogs and carry a trooper in the back seat.

Capt. Ford

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Ellis dee

Sucks to be them guys

JOATMON

I don't understand how this happens. I thought that drugs were banned! When you ban something it makes it impossible for criminals to obtain, and that is exactly how the gun ban will work.

pptrsha

puuuhhlezzze marked lane violation? how about telling the TRUTH.... somebody called and tipped them off OR somebody made a plea deal and turned them in.