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

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.