Troopers find $6M in cocaine during Ohio Turnpike stop

Posted at 10:06 PM, Aug 01, 2018

MILLBURY, Ohio (AP) -- Troopers say they’ve seized more than $6 million worth of cocaine during a traffic stop along the Ohio Turnpike.

The State Highway Patrol says troopers found 165 pounds of cocaine inside a car being driven by a Canadian man on Tuesday.

The patrol says the car was stopped after the driver made several lane violations near Toledo.

Troopers say they arrested 46-year-old Larbi Benkaddour of Granby, a city in Quebec that’s east of Montreal. He has been charged with possession and trafficking in cocaine and is being held in jail.

There were no court records available to indicate whether he has an attorney.