Man arrested in Ohio for allegedly hiding 71 pounds of marijuana as Christmas gifts

Man arrested in Ohio for allegedly hiding 71 pounds of marijuana as Christmas gifts

Marijuana

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ohio state highway patrol claimed they found a stash of 71 pounds of marijuana in the boot of a car, disguised as Christmas gifts. 

Daniel Yates, from California, has been charged with possession and trafficking of drugs in the state, following the discovery of the stash last week during a traffic stop.

While driving too close to another vehicle, Yates was pulled over in his rented Ford Expedition on Interstate 80 in Wood County. 

A drug-sniffing dog allegedly smelled out the drugs, and following a search, the officers allegedly found 10 gift-wrapped boxes containing 71 pounds of marijuana, 360 THC pills, and a pound of hash wax oil.

If convicted, he faces up to 16 years in prison.