COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Pennsylvania woman and a Michigan man and a after a stop in Summit County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine worth approximately $8,644.
On January 30, at 12:28 p.m., troopers stopped a rented 2021 Mazda CX-5 with New York registration for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike. While interacting with the occupants, troopers detected an order of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband.
The driver, Brandi Vargason, 27, Marble, Penn., and the passenger, Reginald Nix, 37, Detroit, were charged with possession and trafficking in methamphetamine, both first-degree felonies. Nix was also charged with possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor.
If convicted, each could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.