Troopers Find 56 Pounds of Marijuana
George Hiotis

Troopers Find 56 Pounds of Marijuana

by George Hiotis on February 7, 2014

The Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol says it made a big marijuana bust this week on I-70.  Troopers say they stopped a car with West Virginia license plates by the Hamline Bridge on Tuesday for a marked lanes violation at around 3:30 in the afternoon.  Troopers say they noticed criminal indicators and called for the Patrol’s drug sniffing dog which lead to a probable cause search.  Officers say they found 56 pounds of marijuana.  Troopers say 65-year-old Clyde Minter of Benwood, West Virginia and passenger 36-year-old Ishmael Howard of Martins Ferry were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. If convicted each suspect could face 8 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.