MIAMI COUNTY — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized an amount of marijuana worth approximately $17,000 in Miami County last week.
On April 18, troopers stopped a 2006 Nissan pick-up truck with Tennessee registration for an improper lane change violation on Interstate 75 in Miami County, according to a press release on oh the OSHP website. During the troopers’ interaction with the driver, troopers reported detecting an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. They conducted a probable cause search, which revealed numerous Ziploc bags of hydroponic marijuana, weighing a total of six pounds and worth approximately $17,094.
The driver, Carnie J. Colliver, 19, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, was charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.
Colliver was released from the Miami County Jail last week after posting surety bond. A preliminary hearing for Colliver is scheduled for Thursday.