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A California man is facing felony charges of Human Trafficking following a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike in Lucas County on Tuesday.  Troopers stopped a vehicle with California registration for a speed violation around 9:15am Tuesday, and detected an odor of Marijuana.  A probable cause search revealed Marijuana, and a loaded handgun.  Further investigation, and conversation with two females in the car indicated they were forced into prostitution:  a 21 year old female from California, and a 25 year old Arizona woman.                    The suspect, 21 year old James Jackson of Sacramento, California is being held at the Lucas County Jail, on a first degree felony charge of Human Trafficking, along with charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Possession of Criminal Tools.


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