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Troopers find hydroponic marijuana in bumper

TROY — A Kentucky man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers found 885 grams of hydroponic marijuana, worth nearly $9,000, following a traffic crash Monday in Miami County.

The driver, Brandon D. Means, 27, was clocked at 89 mph on I-75. When the troopers attempted to catch-up with the violator, Mr. Means’s vehicle struck a commercial vehicle from behind, causing a crash about 8:30 a.m.

During the crash investigation, troopers found several bags of hydroponic marijuana that had become dislodged from the bumper during the crash.

The defendant was also found to be driving under suspension.

Mr. Means was transported to Upper Valley Medical for treatment of injuries and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

If convicted, he could face up to two years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.

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