Troopers seize 50 pounds of marijuana in Miami County

Published: Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 9:08 AM

State troopers seized 50 pounds of hydroponic marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 north of Piqua.

Kasheem Hill, 26, of Marietta, Ga., was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Hill was involved in a traffic stop on Wednesday around 8:40 a.m. after he was pulled over for an improper lane change and a following too close violation.

A patrol K-9 alerted to the vehicle after responding to the scene and a probable cause search uncovered the drugs, troopers said.

If convicted, Hill could face up to nine years in prison and up to a $17,500 fine.