According to Preble County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were dispatched to a crash at about 5:10 AM Wednesday in the 5700 block of US 127, south of Eaton, Ohio.
Sheriff's Deputies also said that they saw a car that had gone off the road and rolled over, and that the driver was seen in a nearby cornfield.
Paul A. McCabe, of Maryland, indicated to the Sheriff’s Deputies that he was a student at nearby Miami University and had fallen asleep while driving to Oxford.
In the field Preble County Sheriff’s investigators found several glass jars filled with high quality and extremely potent marijuana, as well as several bags of xanax pills.
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McCabe told law enforcement that he was driving to Michigan to pick up medical grade marijuana and taking it back to Miami University.
After the law enforcement agents began to search the car however, they found a 12 large packages of vacuum sealed marijuana in the trunk.
Once Sheriff's Deputies took the marijuana to the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab in Dayton, Ohio, they determined the total weight to be a whopping 14 pounds of premium herb.
Law enforcement say that the street value is around $30,000 and that McCabe also had around a thousand dollars in cash on him at the time of the accident.
Police say that McCabe is originally of Bethesda, Maryland, but now he's a resident of the Preble County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, a third degree felony; possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor; and possession of hashish, a fourth degree misdemeanor.
McCabe is enrolled as a sophomore at Miami University, according to school spokeswoman Claire Wagner.
He will now stay in the Preble County Jail pending his initial arraignment in Eaton Municipal Court later this month.
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