Ohio man stopped in Kansas with cash bundles in truck pleads guilty to drug charge

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By KNSS Radio

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges after more than $1 million in plastic-wrapped bundles were found in his pickup truck during a traffic stop in Kansas.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Topeka on Thursday announced the guilty plea by Joseph Michael Martin, 41, of Euclid, Ohio. He faces sentencing in January.

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped Martin for speeding on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County on Sept. 20, 2018. A search of Martin’s 2016 GM pickup found $1.1 million in bundles hidden in metal pipes with welded caps that were in the bed of the truck.