Jason W. Fain, 36, of Columbus, Ohio, was charged with one marijuana related felony and two misdemeanors Tuesday, April 4, relating to a reported traffic stop three months prior.
According to the probable cause statement in the case, Fain’s vehicle was observed by Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel allegedly following a tractor trailer too closely near mile marker 76 of eastbound Interstate 70 at approximately 12:17 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2017. While giving a warning for the infraction inside the officer of record’s patrol vehicle, the trooper reports Fain’s behavior led him to believe Fain was being deceptive and Fain allegedly admitted to possessing approximately 20 grams of marijuana and manufactured marijuana products inside the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of 20 packages of manufactured solid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products, two containers of liquid THC products, three containers of marijuana capsules, a grinder, two smoking pipes, a package of rolling papers and an electronic smoking device. The total alleged contraband reportedly weighted 2.1 pounds.
Charges against Fain include a class D felony of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, a class A misdemeanor of possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid of 11-35 grams, and a class D misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Editor’s note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.