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.