$20,000 Worth Of Hydroponic Marijuana Seized

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22612293_BG222612293_BG1Troopers arrested a Columbus man after allegedly finding him in possession of four pounds of hydroponic marijuana and a gun during a traffic stop on Friday.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers stopped a 2005 GMC delivery van, with Texas registration, for a speeding violation, on Interstate 71, near milepost 23, in Warren County at about 7 p.m. Friday, June 14.

Troopers say they observed criminal indicators and a patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle.

After executing a probable cause search, troopers say they found four pounds of hydroponic marijuana and a loaded .45 caliber handgun with two full magazines between the front seats.

James C. Kenner, 59, of Columbus, was charged with third-degree felony trafficking in marijuana, and fourth-degree felony possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.

Kenner is being held in the Warren County Jail. He faces up to eight years in prison and a $20,000 fine, if convicted. SOURCE
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