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Carbondale men busted with 123 pounds of pot in Ohio

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Ohio authorities released this photo of the marijuana found in this Subaru during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 west of Columbus.

Two men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 123 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $615,000 following a traffic stop about 25 miles west of Columbus.

Troopers at 9:26 a.m. Jan. 13 stopped a 2014 Subaru station wagon with Colorado registration for a following too closely violation on Interstate 70.

An Ohio State Patrol statement said "criminal indicators were observed," and a patrol drug-sniffing dog indicated that the vehicle was carrying drugs. Officers searched the car and found the marijuana.

The driver, Kelly Harding, 47, and passenger, Craig Voigt, 46, both from Carbondale, were jailed in Marion, Ohio, and charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana, both second-degree felonies.

If convicted, each could face as many as 16 years in prison and as much as a $30,000 fine.

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