WESTFIELD TWP. — Two women arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly transporting 20 pounds of marijuana worth more than $45,000 on Interstate 71, remained in the Medina County Jail on Tuesday, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.
At 1:21 p.m. Monday, a trooper stopped a 2011 Ford Fusion driven by Rachel Cuevas, 38, of Glendale, Ariz., following a lane violation on I-71 north near milepost 207, said Lt. Bill Haymaker of the patrol’s Medina post.
The trooper who made the stop had a drug-sniffing K-9 with him, and the dog alerted to possible drugs in the car, Haymaker said.
Cuevas and her passenger, Carole Solomon, 26, of Cleveland, were charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony, according to the patrol. If convicted, each could receive up to five years in prison.
A jail spokesman said Cuevas’ bond was $80,000, and Solomon was being held on a $60,000 bond.
The incident remains under investigation, Haymaker said.