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Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018 @ 10:50 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
NORTHERN OHIO — A California woman remains in the Cuyahoga County Jail jail on drug charges that could send her to prison for a maximum of 22 years after state troopers, during a traffic stop, seized an estimated 510 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1.3 million.
Keryl Lopez, 48, of McKinleyville, Calif., was taken to the Strongsville City Jail on Nov. 5 after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers discovered the marijuana in a truck bearing Indiana registration. Troopers had stopped the truck on the Ohio Turnpike for speed and lane violations.
"Criminal indicators" were observed, according to the patrol, and a drug-detecting canine was called.
Lopez, moved to the Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland as of Thursday night, is charged with felony counts of possession and drug trafficking.