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OSHP: Turn signal violation leads to ecstasy, marijuana bust

11:58 AM, May 14, 2013   |    comments
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LORAIN COUNTY -- Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped a 2012 Buick LaCrosse with South Carolina registration for a turn signal violation on the Ohio Turnpike just after 7 p.m. Monday.

Talking with the passenger, she admitted to having a small bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe hidden in her purse in the vehicle's trunk.

A search revealed a small bag of suspected marijuana, a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue and a partially burnt marijuana cigar.

Further investigation revealed a perfume box containing 596 Ecstasy pills, worth an estimated $11,000.

The driver, Gordon D. Williams, 36, and passenger, Paige L. Darrington, 29, both of Cleveland, were arrested and taken to the Lorain County Jail and charged with aggravated possession of a schedule I drug and aggravated drug trafficking, both first-degree felonies.

Darrington was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, both minor misdemeanors. If convicted each could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.


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