It happened on December 6 on the Ohio Turnpike.
According to a press release, troopers stopped a car for a window tint violation.
OSHP reports “criminal indicators were observed” but did not elaborate. A drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle, OSHP says.
During a probable cause search, OSHP reports tamper marks were observed on the dashboard by deputies.
Deputies say it was actually a hidden compartment that contained 11 pounds of cocaine and cash.
Troopers seized the drugs, which they say as a street value of $162,000.
Rafael Patterson, 32, of Warren, was arrested.
He faces up to 25 years in prison.