November 28, 2014


Traffic stop on Turnpike nets $22,000 worth of marijuana


Photo courtesy of the State Highway Patrol

A Michigan man was arrested with more than $22,000 worth of marijuana on the Ohio Turnpike, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Troopers stopped a 2006 Pontiac Torrent for a following too closely and marked lanes violations at 3:17 p.m. Oct. 8 on the Turnpike, near milepost 138, in Amherst.

The trooper detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the release. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed five pounds of hydroponic marijuana concealed in a cardboard box, worth $22,650.

The driver, Franco F. Ayobe, 54, of Farmington, Mich., was incarcerated in the Lorain County Justice Center and charged with drug possession and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies.


  • hottamomma

    wheres the other 10,000?

  • WTFnext

    Lol. It is always “following too close”. How do you really follow too close at that rate of speed? It’s more like “for having out of state plates”.

  • tickmeoff

    Leave the Potheads alone and go after the drunks, the worse that can happen is they will eat too much and get fat!

    • Jesusfan

      go after anybody that is enabled while driving a car. It is by the grace of god these people got pulled over. Not for following to close but for losing touch with god.

      • TomArnold

        Jesus was an angry drunk

        • Jesusfan

          You probably don’t read a bible. Come to Sheffield Church of God uou will see what Jesus is all about. Better yet come with us to homeless and street ministry you will see what he is all about. God is powerful, amazing and above all merciful.