MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio (WPRI) — Two Rhode Island men are facing felony drug charges in Ohio after police said they seized more than 7,000 ounces of CBD oil during a traffic stop.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the CBD oil – which is oil made from strains of cannabis that contain low levels of THC – is worth about $165,000.
Troopers pulled the truck over Feb. 25 on Interstate 70 and said they found buckets of the oil during a “probable cause” search.
Troopers said the driver, Joshua Sellers, 37, of Providence, and passenger, Richard Defedele, 37, of North Kingston were charged with possession of a schedule 1 substance, a first-degree felony.
If convicted, each one of them could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.
Laws concerning CBD oil vary from state to state. However, oil containing THC is illegal under federal law.