Over $12,000 worth of marijuana, THC products found during Preble County traffic stop

Over $12,000 worth of marijuana, THC products found during Preble County traffic stop
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PREBLE COUNTY — Three people from West Virginia were arrested following a June 5 traffic stop in Preble County after state troopers found marijuana and other THC products in their vehicle.

State troopers initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 70 June 5 after the vehicle made an improper lane change, troopers said in an online post Tuesday.

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Troopers found a smell a marijuana coming from the car and executed a search of the vehicle, investigators said.

The search found a plastic bag of marijuana “roaches”, two electronic cigarette devices with THC oil, over a pound of marijuana, two ounces of THC edibles, and a half-pound of solid hashish in jars, according to troopers.

Troopers said the estimated value of the drugs is $12,637.

The driver, identified as Devon Young, 20, of Fairmont, West Virginia, and the two passengers, Zeb Young, 23, and Nathaniel Ware, 24, both from Elkins, West Virginia, were arrested and charged with possession of hashish, possession of marijuana and criminal tools, and possession of drug paraphernalia, troopers said.

The three were booked into Preble County Jail, but were not listed as inmates Tuesday afternoon.