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|850 pounds of marijuana was found in Angel Rivera’s home after he was shot and robbed, then called 911.|
An Ohio man who remains at a local hospital after he was shot in the face during a home invasion/robbery now faces federal marijuana charges.
Angela Rivera, 21, of Fairfield Township, called 911 when two men busted down his front door, then robbed and shot him on December 30 at his home on Fayette Drive, reports WHIO TV.
The first officer on the scene said he “saw drugs” and issued a search warrant.
Investigators found 850 pounds of “high grade” marijuana while searching Rivera’s home.
“I’ve been doing this for 34 years, and I have never seen this much marijuana in one spot,” Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones said on Monday. “It’s almost getting to where this is what you see on the border (with Mexico), not here in Butler County.”
Cops claimed the pot seizure was worth “about $1 million” on the street.
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones said Rivera was “likely afraid he was going to die,” so he called police, reports WTOL 11.
Deputies said they believed the marijuana is from Mexico, reports Marc Keinath of WHIO. They also seized three vehicles at Rivera’s house.
Rivera will be charged with trafficking and possession of marijuana. If convicted, he will likely serve years or decades behind bars.
The robbers who shot him, meanwhile, are still on the loose.