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Troopers stop semi with $2 million worth of cocaine and heroin

 
Troopers stop semi with $2 million worth of cocaine and heroin
Posted Tuesday, September 24th 2013 @ 5pm  by WTVN Newsroom

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVN) -- Two men from California are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 42 pounds of cocaine and two pounds of black tar heroin, worth over $2 million during a traffic stop in Wood County.

Around 1:20 Monday afternoon, troopers stopped a tractor-trailer with California license plates for a marked lanes violation on eastbound Interstate 80 near milepost 72. The trooper noticed the driver and passenger were very nervous about the stop, so he brought in a drug-sniffing dog which alerted on the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the drugs hidden in the cab of the truck.

The driver, Bobby D. Robinson II, 24, of Carson, Calif., and passenger, Christopher Bustamante, 31, of Montebello, Calif., were taken to the Wood County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine and heroin, all first-degree felonies; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

If convicted each man could face up to 41 years in prison and up to a $82,500 fine.

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