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BLOOMINGTON — An Ohio woman remains in the McLean County jail after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 74 on Saturday that led to the discovery of approximately 56 pounds of marijuana.

Prosecutors said Jacqueline Miller, 38, of Dayton, Ohio, was eastbound on Interstate 74 when a McLean County Sheriff’s deputy noticed there was no front license plate on her car. According to court documents, she told officers she was heading home, but got lost. During the traffic stop, police said she admitted she smoked marijuana.

“When officers asked if they would find any more in the vehicle, she replied, 'A lot,'" prosecutors said in court papers.

In the trunk, several duffel bags of marijuana were found and when weighed, added up to more than 56 pounds, a street value of more than $300,000.

Prosecutors said police found a receipt for a gas station in Iowa and believe Miller was passing through Illinois on a drug run.

The Class X felony of cannabis trafficking carries a possible prison sentence of from 12 to 60 years. Miller must post $50,035 to be released. She is due back in court for arraignment at 9 a.m. July 5.

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Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow

Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.