Troopers Seize $433,792 Worth of Cocaine and Marijuana in Clinton County

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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Texas man after a vehicle inspection in Clinton County.

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During the vehicle inspection, troopers seized more than 11 pounds of cocaine and 5 grams of marijuana worth $433,792 and a loaded Springfield XD .45 caliber handgun.

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On March 11th, at 9:50 a.m., troopers stopped a 2012 Freightliner with Texas registration at a northbound weight scale on Interstate 71. While speaking with the driver, troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband.

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The driver, Terrence Sample, 26, of Katy, Texas, was incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies; and possession of marijuana, minor misdemeanor.

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If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

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