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Police seize $165K worth of CBD oil

March 3, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it has seized 55 gallons of CBD oil containing the non-psychoactive chemical compounds found in cannabis plants.

The Highway Patrol says troopers stopped a U-Haul truck on Interstate 70 in Muskingum County last week and found the CBD oil during a “probable cause” search.

Authorities say the oil is worth about $165,000.

Police have charged two 37-year-old Rhode Island men with felony drug possession. They could face up to 11 years in prison and $20,000 fines if convicted.

Muskingum County is about 60 miles east of Columbus.