Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers found four and a half pounds of marijuana-laced treats during a traffic crash investigation last Thursday in Boardman.

While on the scene of a crash, troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana on one of the drivers.

They conducted a probable cause search of that driver’s vehicle, and found individually wrapped Rice Krispies-like treats with a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the treats were laced with a liquid form of marijuana.

Patrick Altier, 22, of Boardman was charged with possession of marijuana and trafficking in marijuana, both third-degree felonies. He was also charges with OVI.

Altier was locked up in the Mahoning County Jail. If convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News