OSHP seize $37K in weed, hash in Summit County

COLUMBUS — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers filed felony drug charges against a Colorado man after a traffic stop in Summit County in which troopers seized 14 pounds of suspected marijuana and marijuana edibles, 10 grams of solid hash and 16 grams of hash oil worth about $37,000.

On Feb. 7, at 1:58 p.m., troopers stopped a rented 2018 Mazda 6 with Pennsylvania registration for following too close violation on the Ohio Turnpike. Criminal indicators were observed and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed the contraband.

The driver, Christopher Michael Cortazzo, 38, of Denver, was charged with possession and trafficking in marijuana and liquid hash and possession and trafficking in solid hash, all felonies.