4.5 Pounds of Marijuana Discovered in Hillsboro Traffic Stop

A traffic stop in Hillsboro late Sunday evening resulted in the seizure of nearly 4.5-pounds of marijuana.

According to Hillsboro Police, a Hillsboro Police Department’s canine officer observed possible illegal drug activity in the parking lot of a business located in the 600 block of S. High Street while on patrol around 11:30 p.m..  The suspect vehicle then began to travel northbound on South High Street.

The canine officer conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle in the 100 block of East Main Street. During the traffic stop, the Hillsboro Police canine named “Harley” was deployed by the officer in order to check the suspect vehicle for any illegal narcotics. The police canine alerted his handler and they discovered approximately 4 ½ pounds of Marijuana that was found to be sealed air tight for distribution to sell, along with $2,000.00 in cash monies. The cash is believed to have been gained from recent sales of the illegal narcotics due to the contraband located inside the vehicle.

The cash and marijuana was seized and sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations & Identification’s crime laboratory. This incident is part of a previous ongoing investigation with possible connections to additional drug activity within the City of Hillsboro. Felony charges are pending the lab results for the charge of Trafficking in Drugs and then the review of case by the Highland County Prosecutor’s Office.

The identity of the individual driving the suspect vehicle is being withheld by the department due to the ongoing investigation.

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