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Troopers seize $84,000 worth of cocaine disguised as Lunchables

During a traffic stop, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized more than 4 pounds of cocaine disguised as Lunchables snacks. (Ohio State Highway Patrol)

During a traffic stop, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized more than 4 pounds of cocaine disguised as Lunchables snacks. (Ohio State Highway Patrol)

COLUMBUS – During a traffic stop last week, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized more than 4 pounds of cocaine disguised in packages of Lunchables brand snacks.

On Feb. 5, troopers stopped a rented 2018 Ford F-150 with Florida plates for speed and unsafe lane change violations on the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County.

According to a press release, the troopers observed criminal behavior and the driver was asked to exit the vehicle.

During a pat-down, a loaded .380 handgun was located on the driver. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the cocaine, worth $84,000.

The driver, Nelson Lopez III, 21, and passenger, Nelson Lopez Jr., 41, both of Zephyrhills, Fla., were charged with first-degree felony charges of possession and trafficking of cocaine.

Both suspects were placed in the Wood County Jail. If convicted, each could face up to 22 years in prison and up to a $40,000 fine.

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