Columbus Man Found With $20,000 Worth Of Hydroponic Marijuana, Loaded Gun In Warren County

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Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 4 pounds of hydroponic marijuana and a loaded .45 caliber handgun from an Ohio man following a traffic stop in Warren County.

The man is facing felony drug charges and weapon charges.

The State Highway Patrol stopped a 2005 GMC delivery van, registered in Texas, for speeding on northbound Interstate 71 in Warren County at approximately 7:07 p.m. on June 14.

A probable cause search of the vehicle by patrol drug-sniffing canine revealed a black duffle bag holding the hydroponic marijuana, worth approximately $20,000, and the loaded handgun.

The patrol also found two full magazines between the front seats.

James C. Kenner, 59, of Columbus, was taken into custody at the Warren County Jail and was charged with drug trafficking in marijuana, a third-degree felony.

He was also charged with possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon, both fourth-degree felonies.

If convicted, Kenner faces up to eight years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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