WARREN COUNTY (FOX19)- Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized four kilos of cocaine, valued at around $400,000, during a traffic stop in Warren County.
Troopers stopped a 2002 Chevy Tahoe with Arkansas registration for a marked lanes violation on the Interstate 71, near milepost 41, on Tuesday. Troopers observed criminal indicators and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed four kilos of cocaine.
The driver of the vehicle, Monica Martinez, 29. of Little Rock, Ark. and two passengers, Marcela Castillo, 21, of Little Rock, and Leonardo Garcia, 25, of Columbus, were charged with aggravated trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of criminal tools.
If convicted, they could each face up to 21 years in prison and a $42,500 fine. All three were taken to the Warren County Jail.