Police arrest two men who traveled from California to Ohio with $140,000 worth of meth

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Two men were arrested and charged after troopers say they traveled from California to Ohio with $140,000 worth of methamphetamine.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said troopers seized 14 pounds of methamphetamine on Monday in Madison County around 11:33 a.m.

Arrested were Jonathan Rios, 25, and Josue Picazo-Puga, 22, of Salinas, California. Troopers say they made contact with the two after their 2019 Chevrolet Malibu was parked in a prohibited location on a rest stop along I-70.

Troopers say they were taken to the Tri-County Jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine, a first-degree felony. Each could face up to 11 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

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