Wednesday, July 25, 2007

PATROL SEIZES BC BUD MARIJUANA

A Pennsylvania man is facing felony drug possession charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 20 pounds of BC Bud marijuana, valued at more than $900,000, during a traffic stop yesterday on the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County.

The driver, Hani A. Alkanani, 36, of Erie, Pa. was charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony.

Troopers stopped a 1997 Buick Century, displaying Pennsylvania registration, for a speed violation eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 140 in Lorain County at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. A drug-detecting canine alerted to the vehicle, and a probable cause search revealed 20 pounds of BC Bud marijuana.

The suspect was incarcerated in the Lorain County Jail, and will be arraigned in the Oberlin Municipal Court today. If convicted, Alkanani could face up to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

BC Bud marijuana is one of the most potent strains of cannabis, which is usually cultivated in British Columbia. It has a THC content of 30 percent as compared to only four percent in traditional marijuana.

Through June of 2007, the Patrol has seized more than 1.2 million grams of illegal narcotics valued at $30.1 million. In 2006, the Patrol seized more than 4.9 million grams (11,000 lbs.) of illegal narcotics, valued at nearly $55 million.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

D'OH! what was this guy thinking? speeding with all the weed, well maybe he was smoking some of the proft.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, they really expect us to believe that this stuff sells on the street for more than $2800 an ounce? That's some seriously creative math, guys. Oh well, I suppose if they told the truth about the value, it wouldn't seem like such a bad thing anymore.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

see, if it was legal the government could make money on taxing off of all of that. they would love it and so would everyone else. especially the chronic smokers

5:04 PM  
Anonymous jason said...

aww man, i was waiting for that shipment. looking at the picture leads me to believe that dog was on the doobie too.

6:02 PM  

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