Ohio News – Troopers seize 123 pounds of marijuana in Madison County traffic stop

Ohio Troopers find 123 pounds of pot. (Photo Submitted)
Ohio Troopers find 123 pounds of pot. (Photo Submitted)

West Jefferson – Two men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 123 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $615,000 following a traffic stop in Madison County.

Troopers stopped a 2014 Subaru Station Wagon, with Colorado registration, for a following too closely violation on Interstate 70, near milepost 72, at 9:26 a.m., on January 13. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Kelly Harding, 47, and passenger, Craig Voigt, 46, both from Carbondale, Colo., were incarcerated in the Multi-County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both second-degree felonies.

If convicted, each could face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.