A routine traffic stop in Mason this weekend resulted in a drug bust and one man in jail.
Ohio State Highway Patrol says it pulled over a 1997 Ford Thunderbird on Mason-Morrow-Milgrove Road near U.S. 42 around 2:49 p.m. Saturday for a speed violation.
Troopers say they detected a strong odor of marijuana from the vehicle’s passenger compartment.
Upon a search of the vehicle, troopers discovered a Ziploc baggie under the driver’s seat containing three compressed chunks of marijuana weighing about 226 grams. The drug’s street value is estimated at $375, reports the OSHP.
Clifford Justin Abner, 29, of Carlisle, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.