CIRCLEVILLE – Troopers from the Circleville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol seized marijuana, pills and a large sum of cash during a traffic stop Thursday on U.S. Route 23, according to Lt. Steven Herron, post commander.
A 55-year-old male, whose name has not been released pending charges, was questioned at the scene but released as the investigation continues. Herron said evidence will be presented to an upcoming session of the Pickaway County Grand Jury for charges.
Troopers made the traffic stop on the 2006 Chrysler Town and Country minivan on U.S. Route 23 near mile post 15 in Pickaway County about 1:44 p.m. Thursday and reported the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle when they approached.
During a probable cause search, investigators reportedly discovered five marijuana cigarettes, a bag of 21 pills hidden in the driver’s side kick panel on the floorboard and $27,760 in cash in a brown paper bag inside a red duffle bag on the rear floorboard.
“The troopers at the Circleville Post, in partnership with the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and local agencies, are committed to keep the roadways safe and to try to keep drugs from entering our community,” Herron said.
It is currently unknown when the case may be presented to the Grand Jury.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal