Saturday, December 7 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-12-07 23:35:59 GMT
There's a new name and a new image for what for years has been called 'the Lucas County Dog Warden's Office.' The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.' Julie Lyle, the head ofMore >
The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.'More >
Sylvania City Police are on the scene of an accident on US-23 southbound, just south of Monroe Street (near Mile Marker 11).More >
LAKE TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Six men are facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 907 pounds of marijuana, worth $4,117,780, along with $13,908 in currency, during two related traffic stops in Wood County.
A trooper working the Ohio Turnpike observed a rented 2014 Subaru Outback with Massachusetts registration following too closely to a motor home, who was in turn, following the vehicle in front of it too closely. The trooper attempted to stop both vehicles at 9:04 a.m., but was only able to stop the Subaru at milepost 71.
Upon contact with the driver, the trooper detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed marijuana on the driver's pants. During a probable cause search, the trooper found $9,720 in bundles of U.S. currency.
Further investigation revealed the motor home and Subaru occupants were traveling together.
Troopers located the motor home at 9:33 a.m. in a service plaza at milepost 77 and initiated a traffic stop for the original following too closely violation. During contact with the occupants of the motor home, troopers again detected an odor of raw marijuana. A probable cause search revealed 907 pounds of marijuana and $4,188 in U.S. currency.
The following were incarcerated in the Wood County Jail:
-Driver of the Subaru: Frankie Junior Layz, 22, of Rochester, NY
-Passenger of the Subaru: William Luciano Jr., 33, of Rochester, NY
-Motor home occupant: Justin T. Gould, 27, of Rochester, NY
-Motor home occupant: Jimmy Pross Jr., 35, of Charlotte, NC
-Motor home occupant: Jose M. Manzanares, 36, of Houston, TX
They face the following charges:
-Possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony
-Trafficking in marijuana, a second-degree felony
-Money laundering, a third-degree felony
-Possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony
During the traffic stop of the motor home, one suspect fled with his 7-year-old son. He was later identified as a known drug violator in Rochester and plans to turn himself in to authorities.
Police say drug trafficking on roads is the most common way criminals move products from state to state.
"We happen to be on the crossroads of America right here with I-75, I-280 and the turnpike all come together. If you're coming from Chicago, Detroit, the New York area, you're coming right through here," said Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer.
Hummer says this trend is, unfortunately, becoming more common.
"Those folks aren't stopping at the Holiday Inn. They're constantly driving. They're not going to leave their precious cargo. They're constantly moving, getting it from point A to point B," said Hummer.
Saturday, December 7 2013 5:55 PM EST2013-12-07 22:55:48 GMT
The state of Michigan is dodging an icy storm that has been sweeping across much of the country.A late fall cold snap has gripped much of the country and forced people to deal with frigid temperatures.More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 3:49 PM EST2013-12-06 20:49:48 GMT
Frankenmuth police said officers responded to an assault on Thursday which was reported to have happen at the Szechuan House Chinese Restaurant in Frankenmuth. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim,More >
Frankenmuth police said officers responded to an assault on Thursday which was reported to have happen at the Szechuan House Chinese Restaurant in Frankenmuth.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-12-06 23:21:50 GMT
Toy Soliders and the Grinch team up in this unique Christmas display on Center Road in Bay City. But it's the words these characters are holding up, that have some drivers scratching their heads. ManyMore >
Toy Soldiers and the Grinch teamed up in a unique Christmas display in Bay City -- but it's the words these characters are holding up that have some drivers scratching their heads.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 2:50 PM EST2013-12-06 19:50:32 GMT
Lansing police say three people are dead in what initial reports by investigators say appears to be a double-murder and suicide. Police said in a statement that they responded about 7:20 p.m. ThursdayMore >
Lansing police say three people are dead in what initial reports by investigators say appears to be a double-murder and suicide.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-12-06 17:57:08 GMT
Saginaw has put more items up for sale on its eBay page, including used equipment, a car and even traffic signals. Some of the things for sale were confiscated by the police department. "Some of theMore >
Saginaw has put more items up for sale on its eBay page, including used equipment, a car and cell phones.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-12-07 00:23:57 GMT
On Friday, Saginaw County jury has convicted John Granderson and Jemarcus Watkins of 17 felony counts. The two men now stand convicted of firebombing a home on Capehart in Sheridan Park within the CityMore >
On Friday, a Saginaw County jury convicted John Granderson and Jemarcus Watkins of 17 felony counts.More >