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Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 7:02 PM
TROY — A Georgia man who troopers said had 50 pounds of hydroponic marijuana in his vehicle when stopped on Interstate 75 north of Piqua in January pleaded guilty Friday to felony drug possession.
Kasheem Hill, 26, of Marietta, Ga., was arrested following the stop on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
A patrol K-9 alerted to the vehicle after responding to the scene and a probable cause search uncovered the hydroponic pot being carried in duffel bags and a large plastic bag, troopers said.
Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants in either a bath or a flow of oxygenated, nutrient-enriched water.
Hill waived a grand jury hearing of allegations against him and pleaded guilty Friday to one felony charge in Miami County Common Pleas Court. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled Aug. 10.
Hill was released from the Miami County Jail on a recognizance bond pending sentencing.