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Bust disrupted California-to-Cincinnati drug network, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says

Posted at 3:30 PM, May 30, 2017

CINCINNATI -- A Northside man had 132 pounds of high-grade marijuana and assault weapons in his car, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

The bust disrupted an organization bringing marijuana to Cincinnati from California, the sheriff's office said.

Cornelius Tidwell, 30, was in court Tuesday morning for a hearing on charges of drug possession, drug trafficking and possessing a defaced firearm. Municipal Court Judge Josh Berkowitz set his bond at $600,000.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office alleges it found 132 pounds of high-grade marijuana in Cornelius Tidwell's vehicle. (Photo provided)

The sheriff's Regional Enforcement Narcotics Unit estimated the marijuana was worth $400,000 to $600,000.

Many of the weapons were reported stolen and had high-capacity magazines, according to the sheriff's office.

Tidwell is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center. The sheriff's office said he's likely to face more charges.