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Troopers seize loaded handgun and $433,792 worth of cocaine and marijuana

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Mar 18, 2019 at 12:54 PM

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Texas man after a vehicle inspection in Clinton County. During the vehicle inspection, troopers seized more than 11 pounds of cocaine and 5 grams of marijuana worth $433,792 and a loaded Springfield XD .45 caliber handgun.

At 9:50 a.m. March 11, troopers stopped a 2012 Freightliner with Texas registration at a northbound weight scale on Interstate 71. While speaking with the driver, troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the contraband.

The driver, Terrence Sample, 26, of Katy, Texas, was incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies; and possession of marijuana, minor misdemeanor.

If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

In an unrelated incident, troopers filed felony drug charges against a Michigan woman after a traffic stop in Wood County. During the traffic stop, troopers seized 500 grams of cocaine worth $17,750.

At 3:20 p.m. March 7, troopers stopped a rented 2019 Jeep Compass with Michigan registration for a speed violation on Interstate 75. While interacting with the driver, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Karrisa Calhoun, 30, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was incarcerated in the Wood County Justice Center and charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine, both first-degree felonies.

If convicted, she could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

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