Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said they found 65 pounds of marijuana hidden behind a bumper of a car on Tuesday.
The patrol said a 2010 Honda Civic Monday was pulled over around 8:30 a.m. for a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 56.
A canine search led to the discovery of hydroponic marijuana which was allegedly hidden in vacuum sealed packages in the bumper and door panels of the vehicle.
Driver Jonathan Almanzo Soeun, 20, and passengers Da Seth, 25, and Walter Lee Rath, 21, were all charged with drug abuse and trafficking in drugs. They are from California.
If convicted, each could face up to 16 years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine, according to the OHP.
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