AMHERST TWP. – Mechanics at AutoNation found a large amount of marijuana in a spare tire that they had placed on a car brought into the dealership Monday.
Lorain County Drug Task Force Commander Dennis Cavanaugh said in a news release that a customer brought in their used car because of a screw in the tire. The mechanics removed the damaged tire and replaced it with the spare.
When the car was pulling out, they heard a loud noise coming from the spare tire.
After replacing the tire, Cavanaugh said, they took the tire apart and found about 3 packs of marijuana inside the tire. He said the approximate 8 pounds of marijuana have a street value of about $12,000.
Cavanaugh said the marijuana appears to have been in the vehicle since it was purchased some time ago and the origin of the drugs is under investigation.