Troopers 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.