PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) – An Illinois man is facing felony charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers discovered 23 boxes of counterfeit merchandise during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County.
Troopers stopped a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan with Illinois registration, for a marked lanes violation on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 71 at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Criminal indicators were observed and a consent search was granted by the driver.
The search revealed:
-2,592 knit hats with professional sport logos
-940 sets of contact lenses
-240 animal hats
-80 fluid-filled flip lighters
Yoon Keol Chung, 47, of Mt. Prospect, IL, was charged with trademark counterfeiting and criminal simulation, both fourth-degree felonies. Chung was incarcerated in the Wood County Jail.
If convicted, he could face up to three years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.