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OSHP seize 100 lbs. of marijuana in Lucas Co.

Police say the marijuana is valued at about $450,000.
(Source: OSHP)
Artin Geshishyan Khoygani (Source: OSHP)

MAUMEE, OH (WTOL) - Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Maumee on Thursday.

Police stopped 32-year-old Artin Geshishyan Khoygani of California for a speed violation on Interstate 80 near milepost 59 around 8:20 a.m.

During the stop, police say they smelled raw marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A probable cause search revealed the 100 pounds of marijuana valued at about $450,000.

Khoygani is being held in the Lucas County Jail and is charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana.

He faces up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine if convicted.