Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 11/29/2012

3 Calif. men plead guilty to trafficking


Three California men have entered pleas in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on drug charges resulting from a stop on the Ohio Turnpike.

Jonathan Soeun, 20, and Da Seth, 25, both of Stockton, Calif., and Walter Rath, 21, of West Sacramento each pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking in marijuana. They each face up to 1½ years in prison when sentenced Dec. 10 by Judge Ruth Ann Franks.

Authorities said the men were stopped by the Ohio Highway Patrol at 8:33 a.m. Sept. 18 on a violation of following too closely. After observing “criminal indicators,” troopers called in a drug-sniffing dog.

Troopers reported they found 65 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $416,000, hidden inside the car.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories