A couple caught traveling in a truck with 19 pounds of methamphetamine could end up with a lengthy prison sentence.
According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office, Jesus Bojorquez-Mendez and Zulema Rodriquez-Torres both were charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs and receiving proceeds of an “offense subject to forfeiture proceedings.”
According to the news release, the couple also had proceeds from the sale of drugs that totaled more than $72,000 in currency.
Details on the couple’s residency and where and when the arrest occurred weren’t available.
O’Brien commended the Columbus Division of Police and the Central Ohio HIDTA Drug Task Force for their investigation in the case. HIDTA stands for high-intensity drug-trafficking areas.
If convicted on all charges, the duo could face a minimum of 11 years in prison.