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Police seize $165K worth of CBD oil during traffic stop

March 2, 2019 GMT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it has seized 55 gallons (208 liters) 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 earlier this 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 (96 kilometers) east of Columbus.

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CBD-based products will eventually be available for sale to Ohio medical marijuana patients but are otherwise considered illegal by the state.