$1 million worth of pot found in cars at OH dealerships

$1 million worth of pot found in cars at OH dealerships

$1 million worth of pot found in cars at OH dealerships

Investigators found new Ford Fusions at the railyard, and found five more packages of marijuana, also hidden in the trunks of cars.

It was at the point when the dealerships made delivery inspections that they discovered mini-bales of marijuana, compressed and shaped in half-moons, placed in the spare tire well of the subcompacts.

He said throughout the week, task force members and agents located and seized an additional nine packages of marijuana from new Ford Fusions in Portage, Stark and Columbiana counties and one from Pennsylvania. The cars, manufactured at the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, were shipped by rail into a CSX yard in Lordstown, Ohio, Balzano said. "Generally speaking, they take it off anywhere else along the way". Fifteen drug-laden cars were found across four counties in OH, and several were reportedly found in Pennsylvania.

Portage County Sheriff David Doak said members of the task force were called to a Ford new auto dealership in Portage County when service department employees discovered a suspicious package in the trunk compartment of a new Ford Fusion during a delivery inspection.

Balzano says that this is the first time a seizure of this kind happened in his locality.

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent tells The Vindicator that marijuana was found in April in new cars shipped from Mexico to Minnesota.

The investigation is ongoing. "The vehicles would get loaded onto the same railcar".

It was a plan that started well laid out, but something went wrong, according to Balzano. Last week, however, the president revisited that topic, declaring that he wants the wall to be transparent so that USA border agents will be able to see the bags of drugs that dealers are hurling into the country from the other side.

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