$74,000 worth of drugs, loaded gun seized during traffic stop

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A Michigan man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers found a loaded .40 caliber handgun, 20 pounds of marijuana, 1 pound of hashish and 11 oxycodone pills valued at approximately $74,280 in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Troopers allegedly seized the gun and drugs from Daveonta Reid, 22, from Eastpointe, Mich., after stopping a 2010 Chevy Malibu for a traffic violation on Interstate 75. During the traffic stop, troopers detected an odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. 

Reid was incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana and hashish, both third-degree felonies; improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony; and possession of oxycodone-hydrochloride pills and criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

If convicted, he could face up to nine years in prison and up to a $30,000 fine.

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