OSHP seizes 116 pounds of marijuana in Athens County

Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 10:43 AM EDT
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ATHENS, Ohio (WTAP) - A Michigan man is facing a felony charge after state troopers found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in the car he was driving.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say Ariel Alvarez, 44, of Saginaw, Michigan, is charged with possession of marijuana.

If he’s convicted, troopers say he could spend up to eight years behind bars and be fined up to $15,000.

Troopers pulled Alvarez over for speeding on U.S. 33 in Athens County around 9:30 on the night of October 29.

While talking to Alvarez, troopers said they smelled marijuana and searched his car, discovering 116 pounds of it.

Alvarez was arrested and taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

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